Replacing your missing or decayed teeth with dental implants has many benefits. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement, so you can expect them to last for many years, without needing to be replaced or fixed. The most natural replacement solution, dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, giving you a healthy, confident smile. The strong and durable materials dental implants are made from provide lasting function so you can eat all the foods you love. As a teeth replacement solution, dental implants are the “gold standard”, able to return you to a life of health and confidence!
Because dental implants are meant to be permanent, you want to be sure that your treatment is completed by an experienced and skilled doctor. Seeking the expertise of a periodontist will help ensure that your treatment is accurate and predictable, giving you a smile you can love for years to come.
The advantages of seeing a periodontist over a general dentist include:
A periodontist has three additional years of education after dental school, where he or she specializes in hard and soft tissue treatments and dental implants. Furthermore, periodontists can become board-certified, a testament to the additional voluntary training and skill acquired to obtain this status. With unique training in periodontics, these specialists are specially qualified to replace failing or missing teeth with dental implants.
Even recently graduated, a periodontist has received more specialized and advanced training than a general dentist in dental implants. For patients who are also suffering from gum disease and jawbone loss, a periodontist is especially skilled in treating these conditions, in addition to providing personalized dental implant treatment. Along with replacing missing teeth, a periodontist can help prevent tooth loss in the future with personalized periodontal treatment.
Most periodontists today are trained in advanced technology, including virtual planning and surgical software, or custom surgical guides. Many also use CBCT imaging technology for capturing incredibly precise 3D images of the jawbone, which aids in more precision treatment planning. Coupling this surgical technology with a periodontist’s advanced level of experience and skill is highly advantageous for such complex treatment as dental implants.
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