How to Choose a Dental Implant Provider

Freindly dentistChoosing to undergo dental implant treatment is an incredibly progressive step forward in your life. As it stands, dental implants sit proudly at the brink of modern dental technology for being the healthiest and most durable option for replacing missing teeth.

However, as with all big decisions in life, there are usually steps that must be followed in order to see that decision through to its end. In the case of choosing to undergo dental implant treatment, your next step will be to find a dental implant provider.

This a step that can often bring up quite a few questions in people. Where do you start? How do you know what to look for? How can you tell if a dental implant provider is a good one or not? How will you know if they are right for you?


Pause… and take a breath.

Dr. Altschuler and the rest of his dental implant staff at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center are here to help. The following page is dedicated to those potential dental implant patients who are starting their journeys toward the smiles of their dreams. Let us help you find the perfect dental implant provider for you.

First Things First, Try Starting Local

If you are unsure as to where to begin your search try starting locally. For instance, if you are in Gainesville, FL and in need of a dental implant, try searching google, or calling us right here at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Step Two: Ask Questions

One thing you need to be clear of before you even begin your journey to find a dental implant provider is your right to ask questions. Always remember that this your body we are talking about here. As a patient, or a potential patient you have the right to ask questions about the medical procedure you are looking to have performed on you.

If at any time the dental implant provider you are speaking with makes you feel uncomfortable for asking questions we suggest you take you take your business elsewhere.

Unsure about which questions you should be asking? Take a look at these samples questions below from us. Feel free to use any of them, or all of them. Whatever you need to do to ensure you get the best possible care you can, we’re all for it!

“What kind of training has the dentist received?”

This is a great question and one of the first ones that should be asked of any potential dental implant provider. One of the most important aspects of choosing a doctor to perform any medical procedure is making sure they are qualified and more than capable.

Many dental practices will claim to provide dental implant treatment, yet they have very little experience in the art of implant dentistry. After all, it is a surgical procedure.

However, if you wish to learn a bit about the extensive training, education and experience our very own skilled Dr. Altschuler has undergone then please, by all means, visit our “about” page. We would list them right here, but Dr. Altschuler’s incredible achievements and qualifications would take up this entire page.

“How long will the entire dental implants process take?”

This is yet another great question that should be answered during your private consultation with the dental implant provider. However, if you can’t wait until then and really want to know more about the time needed to complete treatment, please visit our dental implants process page.

“Are there any before and after pictures of the dentist’s work I can see?”

Any decent dentist should have pictures of his work at the ready to display. Here at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center this is one of our favorite questions to be asked! We absolutely love showing off samples of the flawless smiles Dr. Altschuler and his dental implant staff have helped to create. If you would like to see any of our sample pictures please feel free to ask! We would love to share.

Other Questions

  • “How long is the recovery time?”
  • “How many successful dental implant cases has the doctor completed?”
  • “What types of sedation does your office provide?”
  • “Will there be other doctors involved in my treatment?”

We sincerely hope that this page has helped point you in the right direction during your search for a dental implant provider. If that direction now happens to be leaning toward our very own skilled Dr. Altschuler, then let us be the first to inform you that you are on track for both dental implant success and the smile of your dreams.

Welcome to the family!