If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to do some research to find the best provider near you. Dental implants are an investment in both time and money, so it’s worth taking your time and finding a dentist with extensive experience and skill. At Aurora Dental, our very own Dr. Russell Caputo is a dental implant specialist and our other dentists are skilled in the restorative and cosmetic techniques needed to create realistic restorations to attach to your implants. Below, we describe how to find a qualified dental implant dentist in the Akron area and how Dr. Caputo meets these criteria.
Dedication to Continuing Education
The field of dentistry is constantly changing and evolving, and this is particularly true in the specialty of dental implants. What a dentist learned in dental school is simply not enough to keep up with where things are today. A dental implant dentist should have received advanced training beyond dental school and also demonstrate a dedication to pursuing continuing education opportunities.
Dr. Caputo takes continuing education programs on implant dentistry on a regular basis to keep up-to-date on current techniques and technologies. In order to specialize in dental implants, he attended a Maxicourse of Dental Implant Education at the Georgia Health Science Center, which required the completion of a 10-month, 300-hour course.
Experience matters when it comes to dental implants. You wouldn’t hire a mechanic to fix your engine if they only work on a few cars a year; you wouldn’t hire someone to remodel your kitchen if they usually do exterior work on homes. The same is true for dental implants! Many dental practices offer dental implant services, but some dentists may only perform a small number of implant placements each year and they may not have the experience needed to handle difficult cases.
Dr. Caputo has 15 years of experience placing dental implants. In addition, Aurora Dental offers both dental implants and the restorations attached to them. This means each step of the dental implant process can be performed under one roof, eliminating the need to find another specialist or coordinate care between multiple providers.
Dental implant specialists should use the latest technology to make getting dental implants a more comfortable experience, improve patient outcomes, and yield more predictable results. At Aurora Dental, we utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including guided implant placement software, digital x-rays, cone beam technology, soft tissue lasers, and digital intraoral cameras.
High Quality Restorations
Dental implants replace the roots of your missing teeth, but you will need a dental crown, bridge, or denture to replace the visible portion above the gum line. Without a high quality restoration, your new teeth are likely to look unnatural or out of proportion with your mouth. Our dentists specialize in creating restorations that blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth and that are designed to fit your unique facial features. The result is a beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world.