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.
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.
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. A periodontist can replace several or single missing teeth, and, if there is an issue with bone tissue, a periodontist can resolve it and provide you with a sturdy foundation for dental implant restoration, as described below, to ensure your new smile lasts a lifetime!
The Tooth Replacement Options That A Periodontist Allows For:
Implant supported dentures
For patients currently using dentures as tooth replacement dental devices, there may be an experience of slipping or instability. Dentures are often unreliable when it comes to offering consistency in this area. However, this issue can be remedied with the use of implant supported dentures! This option offers a more stable and functional environment for your dentures, providing a beautiful new smile for you. If there is bone or tooth loss that prevents the placement of dentures, bone grafting procedures can be used along with sedation dentistry to provide a relaxing, anxiety free option to increase the chances of successful implantation and smile restoration.
If one or more teeth need correction in various spots, single implants can be placed using zirconia or titanium materials. Zirconia dental implants are an FDA-approved alternative to traditional titanium implants. Like their counterpart, zirconia implants are designed to both mimic the natural tooth root and prevent jaw bone loss, while adding to the smile’s aesthetics and function. Dr. Alexander Volchonok places zirconia implants for his patients who desire an allergy and metal-free alternative to traditional implants.
When multiple implants are needed for tooth replacement, full arch implants can be placed on the top or bottom row of the jaw. As with the single implants, multiple implants can be placed to provide a full arch tooth replacement option and look, restoring your smile to the amazing feature it once was.
Schedule your appointment
If you’re missing teeth and want the expertise of a skilled and trained doctor, have a periodontist complete your dental implant treatment. Contact us to schedule your consultation in our offices by New York, NY and Greenwich, CT with our doctor, Dr. Alexander Volchonok, DMD, MS, today!