It may be difficult to decide where to receive your dental implants. Some individuals may prefer oral surgeons, while others may prefer dentists to perform the procedure. Periodontists are also well equipped to perform dental implant procedures. There are several reasons that a periodontist in Horsham may be better suited to provide dental implants.
There are two types of dental implants: endosteal (i.e., in the bone) and subperiosteal (i.e., on the bone). Endosteal implants are the most common types of dental implants used. These types of implants include cylinders, blades, or screws that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Endosteal implants are typically used as an alternative method for individuals who have removable dentures or bridges. Subperiosteal implants are implants that are placed on the jaw, with posts pushing into the gum that hold the implant in place. Subperiosteal implants are typically used with patients who are not able to wear regular dentures and those who have low bone height.
Periodontists are specialists that have received training specifically in providing dental implants. Periodontists have undergone thorough specialized training that allows them to ensure that dental implant procedures are painless and effective. Periodontists receive training to work specifically with gums and bones that make up the mouth. Gums and bones are the specific parts of the mouth that impact the area of implants. Periodontists also are highly skilled in working with implants before and after the procedure has taken place.
Periodontists in Horsham are trained on the following procedures and skills:
Removing infection from the implant site – removing infection is one of the most important steps of a dental implant procedure. If an implant becomes infected, the patient may experience extreme levels of pain. Periodontists are able to adequately prepare and treat periodontal disease prior to the implant procedure.
Implant site monitoring – periodontists are also able to monitor the implant site following the procedure. They are able to recognize any signs of infection, if the implants are successful in integration, and any other issues that may arise with the implant itself.
Periodontists receive the highest level of training of any dental professional when it comes to implant procedures. Dental implants may be the best choice for an individual whose gum disease has reached the point of infection that can not be treated. If you would like more information regarding dental implant procedures, please contact a periodontist in Horsham, Dr. Barry Levin DMD (www.aperiodoc.com). Call today!