Why Choose Gentle Dental Care For Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great solution for people who have missing teeth – they’re pretty much a no-brainer. However, there are many providers for dental implants and picking a clinic can be tricky.
Here is a guide to show you what to look out for and why Gentle Dental Care might be the best clinic for you.
How many dental implants have you placed?
This is a great question because experience is often key. The more implants the dentist has placed the more experienced they are going to be. They will be able to recognise and deal with complications quickly and efficiently, and will provide safe, long lasting treatment. A highly experienced surgeon places around 100 implants a year.
At Gentle Dental Care, our implant dentists place more than 200 implants a year.
How long have you been placing implants for?
Again, the experience here is the key. The longer they have been placing, the more different implant systems they will have seen and the better they will be.
Our implant dentists have placed implants for over 20 years.
Are you a specialist?
Specialist dentists are hard to find. They need to have undergone specific specialist training and are officially recognised by the GDC as highly skilled.
We are lucky that we have a well-respected specialist working with us – Dr Mish.
Do you have a CT Scanner?
CT scanners are a vital piece of technology that allow us to create treatment plans and safely place dental implants. They provide us with so much information before we start surgery that we think they’re an absolute must. As the scanners are very expensive (think £60k+), only big implant centres will be able to justify the cost of buying one of these machines. Most practices will be unable to afford their own CT scanner and will have to inconvenience their patients by sending them into central London just to get the scan done.
At Gentle Dental Care, we have a state-of-the-art CT scanner. This makes your life easier and allows us to give you the best results.
Do you use PRGF?
PRGF stands for Platelet Rich Growth Factor. It is a revolutionary procedure that speeds up healing and reduces pain, bleeding, and swelling.
At Gentle Dental Care, we use PRGF for all our implant placements and the results are remarkable. If you are worried about infections or pain after the procedure, PRGF virtually eliminates these issues.
Do you have a digital intraoral scanner?
Digital scanners are the future for dentistry. They allow us to accurately record your mouth so we can make stunning, strong restorations. They are also relatively expensive so again only high-end practices will be able to afford and use the equipment.
At Gentle Dental Care, we have eight digital scanners. We believe that our patients always come first so we continuously reinvest our profits so that our patients get the smoothest journey and the longest-lasting results. New patients always tell us they hate having impressions and when we show them the scanners they are amazed at how much better the experience is.
Do you get referrals from other dentists?
This is a great question to ask as it will give you a good idea on how well respected your implant dentist will be. A good surgeon will have built up a good reputation and will have local dentists referring to him.
Dr Mish is one of the best-known dentists in Croydon and receives referrals from more than 30 dentists. He is extremely well respected and teaches both national and internationally. We are blessed to have him as part of our team.
Which Implant system do you use?
A lot of dentists use cheaper implants so they can offer cheaper rates to patients. You don’t want to have to pay twice to get work redone so always ask which implant system they use.
Our implants are made in Germany and are considered to be one of the best implant systems by dentists all over the world. The implant comes with a lifetime guarantee which means that, if anything breaks, you will be covered for the cost of the components.
If you are thinking about getting dental implants, we would recommend coming to see us for a free consultation. We would be able to give you some advice and discuss what options may be available. We truly believe we are the best practice for you – call us now on 0203 925 3846 and we would be happy to help.