Are you aware that dentists in the United States are allowed to work outside their specialization? What this means is that the doctor you visit regularly may also be performing complex dental implant procedures in addition to their regular dental checkups. However, it’s important to note that there is a wide range of doctors who work with oral health including dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists and more. The problem with visiting a dentist for dental implants is that periodontists are better equipped to deal with this type of treatment. Keep reading to learn more.
Like periodontists, dentists study a broad range of dental techniques in addition to dental implants. However, the difference is that periodontists receive far more comprehensive training when it comes to placing implants in the safest and most effective way. Periodontists work with certified professionals in order to master the art of placing implants and in order to receive their certification, must pass rigorous hands-on and written exams. For you and many other patients out there in need of dental implants, this means that you will be receiving the highest level of care in the industry.
Not only will your average periodontist have more training with placing dental implants than your average dentist, but they’ll also have more experience. Not only are our periodontists at Same-Day Implants experienced, but they’re also board-certified. Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler are both recognized by the American Board of Periodontology, a status that is earned only after passing a rigorous exam on dental implant procedures and other aspects of periodontics. Only 10 percent of the periodontists in the U.S. have achieved this certification.
If you’d like to speak with us about our certification, training, or experience, please contact us today.
Familiarity With Complications
Although it would be nice to hear that every dental implant procedure goes as planned and that no collateral issues can arise, it simply isn’t accurate. Additionally, there are a number of things that can result in a failed dental implant. Your general dentist may not have the technology or the experience these issues before the procedure leading to a lot of added stress and complications for you.
When you contact a periodontist, your specialist will use all of the latest dental technology to examine the state of your oral health, any complications that could lead to a failure in the implants and do everything possible to increase your chances of a successful procedure. One common issue many patients have is that there isn’t enough bone where the implant is going in to support the crown. Bone is usually restored through a process called bone grafting that will ensure your bone is healthy and strong before the implant goes in.
Same-Day Implants has been serving Seattle and the surrounding areas since 1999. Read part two of this blog to learn more or contact our periodontal specialists today to see if dental implants are right for you.