Why Alcan Dental Group For Dental Implants in Anchorage

How Do You Choose The Right Dentist For Dental Implants In Anchorage?

It is vital to select the right dentist before you undergo dental implant surgery, which typically involves the placement of an artificial “root” to a patient’s jaw in order to form a firm support for dentures.

This procedure is typically very delicate and even a simple mistake in the placement of a screw can lead to serious complications. Nerve damage or infection of the jawbone, gum, and teeth can also happen.

It is important to be thorough when choosing a dentist to insert the implants. Below are some ways to help you determine who is qualified to perform dental implants in Anchorage as well as the potential costs for implants.

Cost Of Dental Implants In Anchorage, AK

Couple smiling with new dental implantsThe general cost of one dental implant in Anchorage is about $2,500, while the national average is $3,000 per implant and maxes out at $5,000 according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Keep in mind that this is the average costs and that other factors could increase that price, especially if bone grafting is required. If you are looking to get multiple implants placed or are replacing most all of your teeth with implants, then the cost per implant could drop lower than the general $2,500.

For example getting a full mouth implant restoration, you could look at a cost of $20,000 to $60,000 which is again dependant on many factors. Many people who decide to get implants have also looked at the cost and benefits of dentures. Before deciding on implants be sure to look at the difference of having dentures.

While the cost of dentures is much cheaper, they require continued maintenance, upkeep, replacements, as well as they, might never fit perfectly in your mouth. These are questions you can talk with our implant specialists at your free consultation.

Since implants require a special procedure, Alcan Dental Group offers free consultations. During your consultation, you will learn about the benefits of dental implants as well as the estimated costs to you. Many of our patients take advantage of special financing options through a service like CareCredit.

We understand that dental implants can be an investment and therefore we want to make sure you feel comfortable with the procedure and know what to expect. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation with our implant specialists.

What To Look For In An Implant Specialist?

Picture example of a dental implantWhile most dentists often perform a wide range of dental surgeries, The American Dental Association recognizes dentists who have specialized in Periodontology surgery as the most suitable to perform this type of surgery.

According to the American Dental Association, cases, where general dentists insert denture implants after a few weeks of undergoing specialized training, are on the increase. The Association recommends that dentists should have at least three years extensive training in Periodontology before attempting to perform implant surgery.

Given this, it is important to analyze the training credentials of your specific dentist. In most cases, if your regular dentist has not specialized in prosthetic surgery, he can refer you to a specialist.

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Experience

Just as other surgeons do, dentists who perform tooth implants usually get better at their job over time. As such, experienced dentists are more likely to be highly proficient in identifying the most suitable denture implant systems that different patients need. In contrast, dentists who are less experienced may often suggest a specific implant system for most of their patients depending on which system they can successfully implement irrespective of the specific needs of each patient.

Nevertheless, just because a dentist is more experienced does not guarantee that their skill level is superior compared to less experienced dentists. You should also consider some of the other factors discussed here before making a final decision.

Third Parties

You must establish whether your dental implants dentist will handle all aspects of your dental implant procedures or if other dentists or laboratories will be involved in this process. If other dentists or labs will be involved, you should access their credibility, experience, and specialty beforehand in order to ensure that you get the best care. Similarly, it is prudent to establish (in advance), if your dentist is well equipped to handle any complications that may arise during the surgery.

Alcan Dental Group As Your Dental Implants Dentist In Anchorage?

All said, choosing the right dentist is an important step you must take before you get dental implants. It is important to note that some dentists only perform certain stages of the implant procedure. For instance, it is common for dentists to offer dental implant restoration procedures.

They normally do this after a different dentist has executed the main surgical procedure. In such a case, ensure that you assess the credibility, training, and skill level of each dentist who will take part in the operation separately in order to protect your dental health.

The price of dental implants also needs to be discussed. Not everyone is a candidate for implants because the bone density of the jaw needs to be assessed before any procedure can start. Usually, those who still have teeth have a higher bone density in the jaw, while if you have gone years without teeth your bone density may not qualify for implants. If you are thinking of getting implants done, the sooner you make that decision the better your chances of having the procedure done.

At Alcan Dental Group, we offer free consultations to answer all of your questions about implants. During your consultation, we will most likely take X-rays of your jaw to see if you are a candidate for implants. You can call us today at (907) 562-4774 to schedule a meeting with Dr. Scott Laudon DMD to talk about your dental implants.