How To Choose the Right Implant Brand
Now that we’ve introduced some of the best dental implants brands for dentists to consider, let’s discuss what to look for when choosing a dental implant company to work with.
Some of the most important questions to have answered by each manufacturer include:
- How long has the manufacturer been making dental implants? Manufacturers with a long history of success are likely to be around for many years to come.
- Is there a record of implant component failure (i.e., attachments and connectors) after a certain period of time? Better manufacturers will have figured out problems and provided solutions.
- How available are genuine replacement parts for older implant lines? The clinician needs to be able to order parts that wear out and have them fit like new without delay or substitutions.
Is Product Research Important?
Although all companies that sell implants in the U.S. must meet the same FDA regulatory standards, manufacturers with larger market shares conduct ongoing robust research trials.
These trials ensure that their existing products and the new ones that they develop are safe for use in the human body and meet exacting material tolerances. Knock-off brands that manufacture cheaper implants are not always as rigorously tested and often rely on blanket research conducted by others.
See How the Product Is Made
The best dental implant companies stand behind their products and welcome you to visit their facility to fully understand the fabricating process. If you have the opportunity to do this, take advantage of it. The engineering behind their research allows you to educate yourself and better understand all of the restorative solutions and treatment modalities that implants have to offer.
Choose the Correct Application
No matter how well the implant and its components are manufactured, it is critical for the dentist to select the appropriate implant hardware for the clinical application. Using implants and attachments for the wrong clinical indication can place excessive stress on materials, resulting in component fracture or implant failure.
Choose the Best Restorative Solution
Equally important to the success of each dental implant case is the laboratory that you choose. No one except you sees the entire implant. But the patient sees and uses the implant-supported restoration every day. So, it better be of superior quality and appearance. Finding the right lab to manufacture your restoration makes all the difference in patient satisfaction and comfort. How do you find the best dental lab to work with? Consider the points raised in the article How to Choose a Dental Laboratory.