Choosing the Right Dentist

Choosing the right dentist for your implant dentistry procedure is important. Dental implants are a long-term smile solution, so the process should be done right! At our Clinton Township office, Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel has performed hundreds of dental implant restorations.

Since implant dentistry is not a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association, any general dentist can claim to perform implant dentistry. Dental implants are a financial investment in your smile future, so we always recommend researching dentists and your options before deciding which implant dentist is right for you.

What are the dentist’s credentials?

When determining which dental implant dentist is the best for you, seek out credentials. Implant dentistry is a constantly evolving field, so seek a dentist who actively pursues continuing education and training. Some questions to consider as you do your research include:

  • Does the dentist belong to respected dental organizations?
  • Is the dentist active in the community?
  • Is the dentist published in trade journals?
  • Does the dentist give or attend lectures?
  • Has the dentist attended advanced aesthetics training?

What is the dentist’s experience?

Dentists must be highly trained and well educated to practice dentistry. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing a dentist who’s new to the profession, it may behoove you to consider a more experienced dentist to perform implant dentistry. Clinton Township dentist Dr. Salzberg-Siegel has done hundreds of dental implants in her thirty years of practice.

When considering the experience of your dental implant dentist, ask the following questions:

  • When did the dentist graduate from dental school?
  • Does the dentist have before and after images of implant cases similar to yours?
  • What is the dentist’s experience with placing/restoring implants?
  • Will the dentist refer you to his patients who’ve completed dental implants?
  • Has the dentist had advanced training, such as at the Kois Center or the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education?

What is the dentist’s interdisciplinary approach?

General dentists may place and restore dental implants in their general practice offices, whereas other dentists work with specialists for an interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Salzberg-Siegel works with a respected oral surgeon who specializes in dental implant placement. The oral surgeon has the tools and knowledge to perform the implant surgery successfully. Then you’ll return to our Clinton Township office to get your implant restored either with a beautiful porcelain crown or an implant-retained denture.

Is Dr. Salzberg-Siegel the right dentist for you?

Come in for your dental implant consultation and find out! Dr. Mindy Salzberg- Siegel has served the implant dentistry needs of the Clinton Township area for more than three decades. Let us take care of you, call us now!

38550 Garfield Rd., Suite C Clinton Township MI 48038 USA
Mindy Salzberg-Siegel DDS (586) 416-1444 info@smilesbymindy.com