Successful implant dentistry is not only about using the best implant for your situation and placing it in an ideal position, but it’s also about having the skills and experience to know what will work long-term. Before you get an implant, you should inquire about the level of training, number of implants placed and the success rate of the practitioner. I have provided the highest-quality care to the Seacoast community for 28 years. In that time, I’ve worked with a great group of restorative dentists in coordinating patient care for more than 25,000 implants with 99% long-term success. Many cases date back 20 plus years. There’s value in something being trouble free and long-lasting. Along with introducing new techniques and instrumentation, our latest technology includes in-office Cone Beam CT scanning and touch screen computing to help illustrate treatment planning to patients. Now we can take a low-cost limited field/limited radiation exposure CT scan enabling us to see your areas of treatment in 3 dimensions prior to surgery. While the technology does provide valuable information and I use it often, it does not take the place of experience and skill. It bears repeating—technology alone does not trump experience and ability.