Why Get a Second Opinion From an Oral Surgeon? Dental implants are quite an investment, and not just in financial terms. You will spend a lot of time and energy on the process, and the results will affect your quality of life for years to come. Then there is the emotional investment, with patients typically having very high hopes of walking away from the experience looking terrific and able to smile, eat and speak with renewed confidence.
That is exactly why it is essential to do all you can to ensure that your treatment plan is the best possible solution for your needs. If you have any doubts, get a second opinion.
When to Get a Second Opinion
Whether you are replacing a single tooth, a few teeth or a mouthful of them, dental implant procedures are serious surgeries that must be carefully planned to meet your individual needs. That planning process requires exacting examination of each patient to evaluate oral anatomy, bone health, general health and a variety of other factors to determine the best treatment plan for each case, since implant placement is not a one-size-fits-all procedure.
If that type of individualized evaluation is not what you experienced during your initial consultation, a second opinion may be called for in your situation to ensure your suggested treatment plan is appropriate for your circumstances.
We see a number of patients for second opinion appointments who have had an initial consultation with one of the several national dental implant chains that have sprung up in recent years. While many patients report satisfactory experiences with these practices, others have felt uneasy about the approach to patient evaluation and treatment planning that they encountered.
Concerns have ranged from rushed consultations and poor communication to an assembly-line feeling and high pressure sales tactics.
Dental implant restoration is a complex process and the stakes are high. If you aren’t totally confident that you’re being steered in the proper direction to ensure optimal results, take the time to consult a board-certified and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a second opinion. The peace of mind is well worth your time and trouble.
Do not trade experience for convenience!
Indianapolis Oral Surgery Second Opinions
When we examine patients seeking a second opinion, we often find that we are able to reassure patients that the original diagnosis and treatment plan are valid, easing their anxiety as they proceed through the dental implant process. In other cases, we find that we can use our decades of experience in dental implant procedures to these individual’s best advantage, suggesting a treatment plan that better meets their long-term restoration needs and aspirations.
So if you’re feeling uneasy or unsure, come in and see us for second opinion, we’ll be happy to help. You’ll find a comfortable, professional and welcoming atmosphere in our offices, and an exceptional staff that is dedicated to answering your questions and addressing your concerns. If you’re first consultation was with one of those corporate dental implant centers, we’re certain you’ll appreciate the difference.