Dental Implants: Patient Doctor disconnect?

dental-implants2When dentists feel their patient’s very first question should be –

  1. Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The patients asks –

  1. How much do dental implants cost?
  2. Will dental implant surgery be painful?

There really is a disconnect between the doctor and patient.  This really is no surprise, since patients are thinking about how they are going to pay for the implants, and whether the procedure will be painful.  It turns out that there’s a real difference between the questions dental implant patients ask — and which questions they should be asking.

The top 5 questions dentists want patients to ask –

  1. Am I a good candidate for implants?
  2. What are the potential complications of dental implant therapy?
  3. How much implant experience does the doctor have?
  4. What is the healing time for my implants?
  5. Can implants improve my appearance?


The top 5 questions dental patients ask –                              

  1. How much do dental implants cost?
  2. How long do dental implants last?
  3. Are implants painful?
  4. How long will it take to get my new teeth?
  5. Does dental insurance cover implant surgery?

If you would like to learn more about implants and your candidacy please call or email your question.  We will try and answer your cost questions as well.  Schedule a ‘cost free’ analysis and meet our in-house periodontist, Dr. Will Zinney and myself, a prosthodontist.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328


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