If you have lost one or more teeth, you probably considered replacing them with dental implants. After all, dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available. Unfortunately, you may have been told that you weren’t a candidate for dental implants.
But don’t just accept this: you should talk to another dentist about your options. Here’s why you might get a more favorable answer the second time.
Technology Is Changing
Dental implants are a dynamic technology. The state of the art is continually advancing at a rapid pace. We may be able to do things now that we literally couldn’t do when you first asked a dentist.
Of course, not all dentists keep pace with the state of the art, either. So the dentist you spoke with might just not know what we can do today with dental implants. At Rice Dentistry, our implant dentists remain at the forefront of the industry and are constantly aware of the new technologies and developments that can give our patients better results.
Science Gives New Insights
We’re also learning that dental implants are a lot more resilient than we used to think. In the past, we had many concerns about factors that might be very bad for dental implants, such as diabetes or osteoporosis. Now we know that these may not be as much of a concern as we once thought. We know, for example, that you’re never too old for dental implants.
At the very least, we can give you some insight into our new understanding, let you know what is our current understanding of the risks so that you can make an informed decision based on the most recent science.
Different Dentists Come up with Different Solutions
One dentist may look at your case and not see a good way to approach giving you the dental implants you desire, while to another dentist the answer is very clear. This is one of the amazing benefits we have at Rice Dentistry: three different implant dentists with three different perspectives on dental implants. Dr. Scott Rice is a dentist who has been practicing more than 30 years and constantly adding continuing education to his knowledge base. Dr. Taylor Rice is a young dentist, who received a more contemporary dental education. Dr. Nicolas A. Ravon was educated in Europe and America, and he brings a unique perspective to some of the problems of dental implant placement.
When we consider a complex dental implant case, we talk it through, and working together we can often find solutions that other dentists may miss.
Not All Dental Practices Have a Specialist
It’s important to note that Dr. Ravon is not just educated in the US and Europe: he’s a board-certified periodontist, a specialist in the management of the jawbone and gums that support your dental implants. This puts him in a unique position to identify solutions for your dental implant needs.
Don’t Give Up before Considering Other Options
You may be tempted to take a dentist’s word when they tell you you’re not a candidate for dental implants, but don’t. Talk to other dentists to learn what options you may have.