Choosing to get dental implants to replace your missing or failing teeth is a big decision! With implants being a lifetime solution to tooth loss, you want to ensure that yours are placed properly and by someone with experience to ensure they don’t fail. Dr. Steven Rice, our experienced periodontist in Rockville, MD has all the qualifications you should look for when selecting a specialist for your dental implants!
1. Education and Board Certification
You’ll want to make sure that your periodontist comes from a good dental school and has passed the rigorous steps needed to become board certified. As a board certified periodontist, Dr. Rice has accomplished significant achievements beyond the mandatory education necessary to prove his mastery of the surgery. Finding a doctor with this distinction will ensure that they fully comprehend all aspects that go into your surgery.
2. Experience Level
Having your implants placed by a specialist is one thing, but making sure that the specialist has a good number of successful cases under their belt is another. Experience matters when it comes to dental implants. When a periodontist knows how to handle complex cases or what to do should a problem arise, can mean the difference between success and failure. Dr. Rice has been a leader in implant dentistry for over three decades, meaning he has placed countless implants for patients, with high success rates.
3. Personal Compatibility
Aside from medical specialization, you should make sure you trust your doctor! Finding someone who you feel comfortable and confident in can go a long way for you on the day of surgery. Your periodontist and their staff should be friendly, compassionate, and cater to your needs. Dr. Rice prides himself on the time he devotes to each patient and the detail he goes into when describing the procedure and the aftercare he gives each one once surgery is complete.
Ready for Dental Implants?
If you’d like to discuss dental implants, Dr. Rice invites you to contact his office today by calling 240-747-7342 and scheduling an appointment!