A variety of different kinds of dental providers offer dental implants, ranging from general dentists to certain specialists. When choosing your provider you should consider the nature of dental implant placement and the training and expertise that your provider has in this area.
Dental implant placement is one of the procedures that an oral surgeon provides most often. That repetition benefits dental implant patients because these specialists have an opportunity to fine-tune their craft multiple times a week, at least.
The Dental Implant Placement Procedure
Unlike other options for tooth replacement, dental implants do require a surgical procedure. The oral surgeon must make an incision in the gum tissue at the implant site and create room in the bone to insert the dental implant. Then, osseointegration (the bone’s fusion with the implant) can proceed.
Dental implant placement requires knowledge in a number of areas – anesthesia/sedation, facial and bone structures and surgical techniques, among others, such as bone grafting, which can be needed for dental implant patients who lack adequate bone tissue at the implant site.
Training And Expertise Of Oral Surgeons
There are a number of compelling reasons to choose a dental implant provider who focuses their practice on dental implant placement and other related surgical procedures.
An oral surgeon begins to develop their skills early in their career. Practicing this specialty requires completion of a post-graduate residency that focuses on gaining knowledge and mastery of oral surgery techniques, such as those used in placing dental implants.
Additionally, these specialists often join professional groups dedicated to the practice of oral surgery. They must take ongoing continuing education credits in their field, giving them ample opportunity to complete trainings about the newest dental implant designs or placement techniques.
This combination of pertinent training and practice of dental implant placement uniquely qualifies our providers to offer this procedure with predictable, positive results. To learn more about the benefits of working with one of our specialists to get dental implants, schedule a consultation at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates.