The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has identified the most common questions that patients ask about dental implants, based on responses to its redesigned patient-focused website, aaid-implant.org.
“We wanted to provide patients with a resource to help guide them through the process of researching information about dental implants and what to expect during and after treatment,” said Dr. Larry Nalitt, DDS, an Associate Fellow of the AAID.
One of the website’s features, Ask a Dental Implant Expert, allows patients to submit a question and receive an answer from a credentialed dentist while determining if implants are a suitable option. After reviewing more than 1,000 submissions, the AAID reports that the most common questions are:
- How much do dental implants cost?
- How much time will the dental implant process take?
- Does it hurt to get dental implants?
- Where can I find a local dental implant specialist?
- Why do people prefer dental implants over dentures?
The AAID calls the website a win-win solution, as patients receive answers from qualified dentists, and the organization helps to address patient concerns with various responses. Plus, the website’s Find a Dentist feature helps connect patients with credentialed dentists in their local area.