Having a beautiful and healthy smile can boost your confidence and enhance your overall well-being. Unfortunately, tooth loss is a common dental problem that can lead to difficulty chewing and speaking, fear of smiling, and even permanent loss of jawbone volume. But thanks to modern dental technology, dental implants have become a popular and effective solution for tooth loss. You might consider a board-certified periodontist for dental implants, even though some general dentists have training in implant placement. A periodontist specializes in all surgical aspects of dental implants. In this blog post, we will outline the benefits of getting dental implants from a periodontist, particularly at Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants.
Reasons to Consider Getting Dental Implants from a Periodontist
Specialized Training and Expertise
Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the soft and hard tissues surrounding the teeth. They undergo an additional three years of vigorous residency training after dental school, which gives them exceptional knowledge, specialized techniques, and expertise in all aspects of implant dentistry. If you needed your nose fixed after an accident, would you want a plastic surgeon or your family doctor to do the surgery? At Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants, our highly skilled periodontist is also board-certified in surgical implant placement.
Not all credentials are the same. Our periodontist has earned board certification in periodontology and dental implant surgery, indicating that a panel of experts in the field has recognized their additional expertise beyond the mandatory licensing requirements for a specialist. It is a life-long commitment to learning and excellence. The American Board of Periodontology is the only nationally recognized certifying board for periodontology and implant surgery.
Some patients require more preparation to become a good implant candidate. This may require bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, and/or a sinus lift before undergoing the actual implant procedure. Placing an implant into the jawbone is not that difficult, technically. Proper treatment planning of the case truly requires expertise. A periodontist has better equipment to manage complicated and advanced cases, particularly those involving bone and gum loss. Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants team specializes in dealing with complex cases with a high success rate.
Aesthetic Results and Precision
Dental implants are not only practical, but they also provide cosmetic benefits. They can help improve your smile, boost your self-esteem, and enhance your overall appearance. When you need an implant in the front of the mouth, known as the esthetic zone, most dentists prefer working with a periodontist to give you the most natural-looking results. At Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants we take a 3D-CT scan and digitally place the implant on the computer first. You can even watch it and ask questions in real time. Placing your implant with extreme precision is essential for a natural appearance and long term success.
Collaboration With Your Dentist
Dental implant therapy requires collaboration with your dentist. After your periodontist places the implant your general dentist takes an impression and attaches beautiful-looking prosthetic teeth to your implants.
Dental implants have been proven to offer excellent long-term results when they are done properly. An experienced periodontist at Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants can set you up for the best possible long-term outcome.
At Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants, we come to work to provide patients with the best possible care. The benefits of receiving dental implants from a periodontist are significant and should not be overlooked. With our specialized training, advanced technology, and experience in complex cases, we can transform your smile and improve your oral health. Schedule an appointment with Southern Colorado Periodontics & Implants today and smile with confidence.