Dental implants will improve your quality of life, not only in terms of looks and self-confidence, but they can also benefit your overall health. With such a life-changing procedure, it's critical to choose the best dental implant dentist in your area. Below, we’ll discuss what to look for in a dental implant dentist, and why you should consider MD Smiles if you need dental implants in the Baltimore area.
Dental Implant Experience
If you've been looking for a local dental implant dentist, you may have noticed that dental implants are offered by practically every dentist! Fillings, crowns, bridges, and other popular dental treatments and procedures are not the same as dental implants, though. Just because a dentist offers dental implants doesn't mean they're an expert in implant dentistry.
A dentist who only performs a few dental implant procedures a year will never be able to match the expertise of a dental implant dentist who performs the procedure on a regular basis. The more procedures a dentist has performed, the better.
A dental implant dentist should be dedicated to keeping current with the latest technology, techniques, and best practices in implant dentistry, as the field evolves quickly. The most effective way to stay up-to-date is to participate in continuing education classes. You should ask any dentist you’re considering about their commitment to continuing education. Most implant dentists will be happy to tell you about their education and training in the field of implant dentistry; at MD Smiles, both of our dentists strongly believe in the importance of continuing education.
Digital x-rays, digital intraoral cameras, and cone beam scanner 3D imaging are used by the best dental implant dentists to optimize treatment planning and patient outcomes. Guided implant placement software should also be used to plan all dental implant fixture placements.
We use 3D imaging of your teeth and jaw to create a model on our computer for guided implant placement. This 3D model of your jaw will be used by your dentist to create a surgical guide that directs the exact angle, location, and depth of each implant placement, which reduces the risk of complications.
Quality Implant-Supported Restorations
Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth; your implant fixtures then support a crown, bridge, or denture that replaces the visible portion of the tooth. If you want a restoration that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth, it’s important to choose a dentist with the skill and attention to detail to create high-quality restorations.
At MD Smiles, we have the perfect team for creating beautiful restorations that blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dr. Sokolsky has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Paik is a prosthodontist who specializes in restorations that are beautiful and functional, and we partner with a dental laboratory with skilled technicians who fabricate restorations with exacting detail.