Last week we covered the first five reasons to see an implant specialist. This week, we’ll took a look at the last six reasons in part 2 of “The Top 10 Reasons to See an Implant Specialist”.
They Use the Latest Dental Advancements
Since implant specialists are associated with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) as either a Fellow or Diplomate, they are a part of a professional organization dedicated to advancing implant dentistry. The AAID presents its members with the latest advancements in implant dentistry through education and annual dental conferences. One dental implant advancement we use at Advanced Dental Implant Services is Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF). PRF is obtained from the patients own blood through a regular blood draw. Then, the blood sample is processed to isolate the platelets. These platelets are then placed at the treatment site to promote faster healing and better aesthetics. To learn more about PRF, visit our PRF service page.
More Successful Treatment Outcomes
Unlike general dentists who only place dental implants every now and then, implant specialists deal exclusively with placing dental implants. They have worked with a variety of different patients with different needs and are accustomed to placing implants in a variety of situations. As mentioned before, they also have extensive knowledge about implant dentistry. Because their technique is highly skilled, there is a decreased risk for complications such as infection or implant failure. Generally, when dental implants are placed by an implant specialist, there is a 97% success rate.
Offer High Quality Aesthetics
If you are interested in restoring the aesthetics of your smile along with its function, implant specialists are highly recommended. The combination of advanced dental technology and technique allows implant specialists to provide the best aesthetics for their patients. Their specialized technology fabricates more natural-looking restorations, while their specialized technique effectively places the implant and restoration. The end result is an aesthetically-pleasing smile with a natural appearance.
Can Manage Gum Disease Better
Part of learning about implant dentistry deals with learning about the gum tissue. Unfortunately, a large problem that concerns the gum tissue is gum disease. When implant specialists are completing their hundreds of education hours, some of this education is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease and other infections that can affect the gums. Having this knowledge also helps them to prevent gum infections from occurring after an implant is placed.
You Will Get What You Pay For
By now, you may be wondering if an implant specialist is more expensive than a general dentist. In most cases, implant specialists will cost more than a general dentist because they can offer you more training, better technology, and better treatment outcomes. The exact cost of your procedure will depend on the type and extent of the procedure. The good news is that dental insurance will usually provide partial coverage for the cost of your dental implants. Our office also offers interest-free payment options.
Overall, implant specialists offer their patients many advantages over a general dentist when it comes to placing dental implants. Their extensive training and advanced technology makes treatment easier, faster, and highly effective. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, you should schedule a consultation with an implant specialist to see what they can offer you.
Dr. Gregory J. Young is a Diplomate and board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, he provides education, training and mentoring to his colleagues in all phases of implant dentistry. He has over 37 years of experience and dedicates his practice solely to implant dentistry and training.