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Ten Important Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation


Choosing the right provider is a critical decision in this life-transforming journey. Asking the right questions will give you the information and confidence needed to help you assess your prospective provider fairly. Use these questions when you are at a consultation to help yourself figure out if the provider is right for you:


   1. What implant system is being used?

Knowing about the brand and quality of the implant system used by the provider is very important since not all dental implants are the same. A limited number of implant systems on the market have the design, surface characteristics, and parts and pieces required for a predictable immediate full mouth implant teeth therapy.

  2. Do you have a one-set fee or an itemized fee?

The cost structure affects the overall cost of full mouth implants. Different clinics will choose different billing methods.

  3. How long is the process from start to finish?

The whole process takes place in generally 3 appointments. What takes the most time is between surgery and receiving the final implant teeth. You need time to heal. The whole process can take between 4-8 months.

   4. Can I see your own before and after photos?

The consequences of seeking full mouth dental implant treatment from a provider with limited clinical experience can be severe.

   5. When can I start eating real food?

Your diet is one of the most critical components of recovery following full mouth dental implant surgery. Although we can place your implants, your care and cooperation in following our experts’ recommendations are essential to the success of the treatment.

   6. How long will I be out of commission?

Although the clinic will provide pain medication to minimize your pain, getting enough rest will go a long way in recovering from the procedure. The more time you can give yourself to heal, the better!

   7. Will I receive the entire treatment in one location?

When you receive your entire treatment at one location and deal with the same team each time you visit the treatment facility, it will create more harmony. Everybody will follow the same standards. If the surgeon and restorative dentist have separate offices, you have to travel from office to office and deal with different teams and standards.

   8. What’s your longest patient follow-up?

This question is more important than how many implants they’ve placed! Ask to see a proven track record and long-lasting results. Full mouth implant teeth problems may not show up until years later. A good rule of thumb is to ask to see examples of work completed in the past 5-10 years.

   9. Will you take down my jawbone before implant placement?

There are a few different implant treatments, some grinding the jaw bone, others simply using screws to place the implant. It is important to discuss your individual customized plan with your dentist. An experienced dentist will develop your full mouth dental implant plan based on your health condition to achieve the best possible results.

   10. What is the warranty policy of the provider?

The longevity of dental implants depends on many factors: the quality of the surgery and restorative treatment, the patient’s health, and the quality of the materials used. It is important to understand the extent of said warranties as they apply to implant and prosthetic work.

About Us

For the past 27 years as a postdoctoral teaching institution, the American Institute of Implant Dentistry (AIID) has been pioneering new concepts, methodologies, and approaches in the field of implant dentistry. Thousands of dentists and oral surgeons worldwide have gained valuable knowledge and skills from our courses. Now we are a prominent institution with global outreach.

AIID faculty practice provides a full range of dental implant therapy serving patients. We have the leading dentists in full mouth implant treatments. We aim to ensure you have a seamless transition into your new life.

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