It always shocks us to learn that there are people out there who put more thought into what they are going to eat for dinner than they do into which implant dentist they want to perform their tooth restoration treatment. After all, not all implant dentists are trained equally. In fact, some dentists simply attend one or two weekend courses where they work on nothing more than plastic models before they start offering the treatment to their patients. However, these dentists may not be able to provide the implant results that you are looking for.
Whether you choose to work with us here at Christie Park Dental or with another provider, we want to make sure that you have the tools required to make sure that your implant provider is qualified to help you. We encourage you to read on to see what questions you should be sure to ask your potential implant dentist before agreeing to undergo treatment with them.
It is important that you choose an experienced implant provider, as these doctors will have the skill necessary to ensure that you receive the results you are looking for. It is not enough to simply take a few classes on how to place implants. Implant technology is constantly changing so it is important that dentists pursue continuing education in order to stay up to date with all advancements to the field. You will also want to ask how many implants per year your potential dentist places. After all, a dentist who has placed a hundred implants a year for five years will have more experience than a dentist who has placed only ten implants a year for fifteen years.
Dr. Andre Hughes has participated in a wide variety of different dental implant related training programs. In fact, he has completed numerous clinical and didactic post-graduate programs in the field of dental implants, as well as other aspects of dentistry. Dr. Hughes’ experience with dental implants has earned him Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Hughes also continues to advance his dental education, and has just recently become certified in the use of a CT scanner, which can make it incredibly easy to plan and place implants.
Most dentists are more than willing to show off before and after pictures of their previous work. When it comes to dental implant placement, it is very important that you have your potential implant dentist show you his previous work. This way, you can directly see if your dentist can provide the results you are looking for.
Dr. Hughes makes a point of taking before and after pictures of his dental implant patients. We are ready and willing to provide these upon your request.
You should always be hesitant to proceed with implant treatment with a doctor who seems to be rushing you into implant placement. The dental implant process should always begin with a consultation with your potential implant provider. During this consultation, your doctor should examine the state of your oral condition in order to make sure that your mouth will be able to accept implants. If necessary, your doctor should also speak to you about supplemental procedures.
Before you can begin your treatment here at Christie Park Dental, you will need to meet with Dr. Hughes. During this consultation, the doctor will perform your initial examination, as well as answer any questions or concerns you may still have about the implant process.
The idea of receiving dental implants can be stressful, resulting in dental anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety, you will want to work with a dentist who provides sedation, which can help you overcome your condition and receive the treatment you need.
Here at our practice, we provide various levels of sedation. We can provide both oral conscious sedation, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV conscious sedation.
Dr. Andre Hughes has the experience and knowledge required to ensure that his patients are receiving the best possible dental implant care. If you would like to learn more, please contact our office and schedule your no-obligation dental implant consultation today.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM