So, you’ve made the decision to choose dental implants as your tooth replacement treatment. Congratulations! But making this choice is just the first step on your implant journey. Join us at the Family and Implant Dentistry, as we take a look at some important aspects that patients should keep in mind when it comes to picking out their implant provider. Perhaps Dr. Hoffman can help fill that role as well.
Dental implants are the top choice when it comes to tooth replacement treatments, but you won’t want to drive hundreds of miles to have them applied. This could strain the cost of your treatment, as you would have to factor in gas, lodging, and other travel expenses into your budget. Instead, trust in a dental implant provider who’s right here in your hometown. For patients in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Hoffman at the Family and Implant Dentistry can provide these services, all without stepping foot out of town.
Dental implants, like any other medical or dental treatment, are a commitment, and we understand when a patient may hesitate due to the cost of the procedure. However, beware of “discount dental implants” as these are often made from lower-quality materials and could be harmful to your health. When you’re researching dental implant providers in your area, consider their financing options for the procedure.
For example, at Family and Implant Dentistry we work closely with CareCredit to let patients have affordable payment plans for their dental implant procedures. Patients can also pay their bill online right on our website for their convenience, and we also accept some dental insurance providers.
Most of all, you wouldn’t want dental implants from dentists who are fresh out of dental school, or who have only taken a single course in oral implantology. Experience is key, so keep an eye out for dentists who are experienced in the application and maintenance of dental implants. There are even institutions and courses where dentists can go to keep up to date on the latest advancements in implant techniques and technology.
In addition, don’t be afraid to ask your provider about their dental implant success rate. Good providers might also have some before and after photos to share, or patient testimonials. Assess your provider’s skill and what the final results looked like for other patients. It pays to be curious about these things!
Let’s say you do find your chosen provider: if you’ve been told by your provider that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, don’t lose heart. It could mean a variety of things: that you’re in need of supplemental treatments, that you have a compromising bodily health condition, or also that the provider may not be experienced enough to implant for your particular case. Come see us at Family and Implant Dentistry for a second opinion, and trust in Dr. Hoffman to give you an accurate and thorough evaluation.
While you may have a list of questions to ask your provider, it’s perfectly normal to still have questions about the implants themselves. Let us help! Take a look at our FAQ, where we’ve included common questions that other patients have asked us about implants, and have provided answers there for your convenience. During your consultation, you can also ask Dr. Hoffman your questions as well.
Choosing your provider is just step number one; give us a call or fill out the contact form below to consult with Dr. Hoffman. Let us know how we can help you repair your smile today.
827 S. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: Appointments Only