Why choose a periodontist for dental implant treatment?

When selecting a dental professional to place your dental implants, it’s important to choose a practitioner who has extensive experience in performing the procedure. The necessary surgery requires a specific skill set and knowledge to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Several different types of specialists are qualified to place dental implants, and a periodontist is a particularly good choice for this type of treatment.

Periodontists complete extensive training after graduate school, specializing in conditions of the gums, including gum disease and may also treat conditions affecting the underlying jawbone in addition to the gums. 

Beyond placing your dental implants, a periodontist can also help you develop a home oral hygiene plan to prevent a relapse of periodontal disease.

A large percentage of tooth loss is due to periodontal disease, so a periodontist’s familiarity with this condition is valuable for patients who are receiving dental implants. Furthermore, any periodontal disease must be under control prior to implant placement, so choosing a periodontist for your dental implants offers an advantage in this aspect, as well.

When choosing a dental implant provider, you should also ask about their continuing education classes. A well-qualified provider will stay updated on the latest technology and techniques used in implant dentistry.

Beyond placing your dental implants, a periodontist can also help you develop a home oral hygiene plan to prevent a relapse of periodontal disease. You must take good care of your dental implants to protect your investment.

If the patient has receding gums in addition to tooth loss, a periodontist is equipped to address this problem through gum graft surgery as well. This procedure not only will help the patient meet the desired aesthetic goals, but it will also protect the dental implant as it fuses with the jaw.

Dental implants involve a significant commitment, and you should feel comfortable that a qualified professional is providing your treatment. Contact the NYC office of Drs. Susan Karabin and Edward Gottesman and allow our experienced periodontal team to guide you through the implant placement process. Call 212-756-8890 to schedule your individualized consultation today.

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