What Is the Role Periodontists Play for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a long-lasting solution for missing teeth and providing you with a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing and functional smile. While general dentists can play a role in the dental implant process, periodontists are dental specialists uniquely equipped to handle the intricacies of periodontal (gum) health and the supporting structures of your teeth. Let’s explore the vital role periodontists play in the world of dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots created from titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or bridges. The placement of dental implants involves precise surgical intervention in the gums and bone, making it a specialized field within dentistry. This is where periodontists, who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, shine. We are not only well-versed in the health of the gums but also trained in the surgical aspects of implantology.

Periodontal Expertise

Periodontists undergo extensive training to become experts in the assessment and treatment of periodontal diseases. Our expertise extends to the supporting structures of your teeth, including the gums and jawbone. When it comes to dental implants, we assess the health of these structures to determine your suitability for implant surgery. This involves evaluating the density and quality of your jawbone, ensuring it can adequately support the dental implant.

Periodontics and Implantology

In the field of implantology, periodontists are the go-to professionals for the planning and placement of dental implants. We use our knowledge of periodontal health to create treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. When it comes to the surgical placement of dental implants this requires precision and skill, and we are well-equipped to handle this aspect of oral health care. From the initial consultation to the post-surgical follow-up, we will guide you through every step of the dental implant process.

Dental Implant Maintenance

Did you know that periodontists are not just involved in the surgical phase of dental implants but also play a crucial role in the maintenance and care of implants after they have been placed? Regular check-ups with our periodontist are essential to monitoring the health of your gums and ensuring the stability of your implants over time. This ongoing periodontal care is vital for the long-term success of your dental implants.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering dental implants or have concerns related to your gums and their supporting structures, consulting with our periodontist is a wise decision. Our specialized care and expertise in periodontal health and implantology make us uniquely qualified to address your oral health needs. We can also work in collaboration with general dentists and other dental specialists to provide comprehensive oral care, ensuring that you receive the best possible treatment tailored to your individual situation. After all, you deserve a healthy, beautiful smile!