All the patients rely completely on web site information and travel miles to avail the treatment. As per the requests of many patients Dr Thomas thought to give some guidelines to be taken into consideration while making a decision.
Dr Thomas calls these as some home works those patients to do.
You must look in detail to the profile of the implant dentist. Consult your local dentist and you can ask your dentist to look into the implant dentist profile to give you an opinion. Most of the dentist’s qualification will be ok. What matters is the work experience. Any western experience in the capacity of a senior specialist in a center of excellence (especially overseas) is what you should be looking for.
Ask the type of implants they are offering. If these implants are not heard in your part of the world then after care will be a problem. One such implant is BOI implants which are only done by two dentists in India as they are selling it. Such implants which are not certified by FDA should not be used.
Any web site has many free lancing surgeons on their on their list performing surgery can disappear from their list for many reasons. Later on if you need any reviews the web site clinics will tell that the surgeon who performed this case is no more with them and they cannot take the responsibility. Whereas Dr Thomas owns both the clinic in India and in Dubai and is wholly responsible for all the work carried out by him.
Also best way to check the dental clinic you are planning to go is to check the age of the domain of the web site. You can Google age of the domain then many sites will come up. Any of that type the website name and you will get the age of that site. This clearly tells how long this dentist is practicing implants.
For example please click this link : DOMAIN AGE
Dr Thomas gives a lifetime guarantee on any work carried out
Armature dentists could offer at very low price as they need patients to learn. The type of implants like which are certified by ADA could be very cheap. If you get a lower quote than Dr Thomas’s cost please discuss with him if a customized payment option is possible.
Whichever the clinic or dentist you choose ask for a reference from at least 3 patient who is treated by that doctor in that clinic from your part of the world and the implant must be in function for at least 5 to 8 years.
Ask the telephone number and email and you must confirm that
In any case if you don’t do this simple research then only you can be blamed for making a wrong decision.
There are many dental clinic websites offering immediate loading, single visit implants, key hole implants etc. Beware of such fancy terms. As bone physiology requires some respect and when a foreign body (Titanium implant) is kept in the bone one needs to give reasonable amount of time for healing to happen before you load them. In very favorable conditions immediate loading can be done but not in every case. Dr. Thomas has a huge passion to this specialized treatment and advices patients to look for a long term result than the quick fix offered by newer clinics.