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What to Look For When Choosing an Implant Dentist

If you are in the process of choosing an implant dentist, it is important to find a surgeon with broad knowledge in the field of implant dentistry. The practitioner should also make you feel comfortable, and have experience incorporating the latest technologies and techniques into the procedure. As a talented and experienced dental professional, Dr. Philip Goduco in Vernon Hills, IL, has undergone extensive training in both the placement and restoration of dental implants

This patient received four implants and several crowns to restore the appearance of their smile.

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A Life-Changing Procedure

When you choose to receive dental implants, either to replace a single tooth or to create a secure base for a denture or bridge, you are making a life-changing decision that can correct both the appearance and functionality of your smile. However, it is important to understand that the placement of the actual implant requires great precision from a qualified dentist with the necessary training and experience. To ensure that each patient achieves the very best results, Dr. Goduco uses advanced dental technology such as digital x-rays and scans to ensure that each implant is placed with ultimate precision.

Dr. Goduco feels strongly that the decision to receive dental implants requires time, research, and due diligence on behalf of each patient.

The Importance of Asking Questions

During an initial consultation, it is important to ask questions about the procedure, the doctor’s experience, and specifics pertaining to the recovery. With each patient, Dr. Goduco will sit down and address any concerns and questions you may have, and help guide you through your decision-making process.

Common and helpful questions patients ask include:

  • How long have you been placing dental implants?
  • How many implants do you place per year?
  • What types of technology do you use?
  • What kind of additional training in dental implants do you have?
  • What is the success rate of the procedure?

Dr. Goduco's experience, dating back to 1987, along with hundreds of hours of continued education, has given him the extensive knowledge to perform a safe and successful procedure. He understands that patients must also feel comfortable in the office, and will take all the time needed to discuss your unique concerns and goals.

Placing and Restoring Implants

Not all dentists that offer dental implants have the ability to surgically place them, as well as attach the restoration. In some cases, one surgeon will perform the surgery and then send the patient to another doctor, who will then attach a crown, bridge, or denture. However, Dr. Goduco is able to offer both services, making it quicker and more convenient for his patients. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Goduco understands that the decision to receive dental implants, as well as choosing the right practitioner, requires time, research, and due diligence on behalf of each patient. During a consultation, he will be happy to tell you more about how he can restore the beauty and functionality back to your bite, and take the proper time to further explain the procedure. To set up your appointment with him, please contact us online, or give us a call at (847) 816-0463.

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281 Evergreen Dr
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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(847) 816-0463