Dental Implant Dentistry
If you are losing one or more teeth and are thinking to replace them with dental implants, if you have already lost some or all your teeth, have been using dentures, and are now exploring the benefits of dental implants, you will need a well-qualified dental implant dentist to help you through a smooth and successful treatment. You will need a dental implant dentist who is well trained in implant dentistry, experienced, skilled, up to date with the latest technology, and above all caring and sincere.
Check online and you will be amazed how many dentists are out there advertising. Considering the complexity of dental implant surgeries, and overall treatments, how would you decide which dental implant dentist to select to take care of your treatment?
To answer this question, it may be best to first understand more about dental implant treatments.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants offer the best solution for replacement of missing or terminal teeth. Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically inserted to the jawbone to serve as foundation for support of new teeth. Using dental implants, dental implant dentists replace missing or failing teeth to their most natural condition. Rather than using dentures and/or bridges which are supported by gum and other natural teeth, dental implant dentists are able to make implant teeth that are anchored to, and fully supported by jawbone.
Which doctors provide dental implant treatment?
A typical dental implant treatment consists of a surgical phase and a restorative phase. A dental implant dentist or dental implantologist usually performs both phases of treatment. An oral surgeon or a periodontist performs only the surgical phase and refers patients to a dental implant dentist to complete the treatment. This means that if you choose to have the surgical phase of your dental implant treatment done by an oral surgeon or periodontist, you will be also seeing a dental implant dentist to complete the restorative phase of your treatment and give you the final teeth.
Seeing 2 different dentists to complete a dental implant treatment may not seem very convenient to many patients. This will not only increase the cost of treatment, but it may also cause confusion, particularly if complications arise during the treatment.
If you think it may be inconvenient and confusing to get your dental implant treatment from 2 dentists, a dental implant dentist or otherwise referred to as dental implantologist may be the best choice for you. A dental implant dentist or dental implantologist is a dentist who has acquired advanced training and education to deliver both surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatments.
How to select a dental implant dentist?
People often wonder how to find a well-trained, skilled, experienced, and caring dental implant dentist. The good news is that there are credible dental implant organizations who help train dentists in the field of dental implantology and keep them up to date. American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is by far the most credible organization. Dentists who successfully pass challenging tests given by AAID are credentialed and distinguished as qualified dental implant dentists. This organization provides Associate Fellowship and Fellowship credentialing to distinguish such dentists. An Associate Fellowship or Fellowship credentialing from AAID is solid proof that such dental implant dentists are well trained and skilled in implantology.
Good Google reviews are also a good measure of a doctor’s credibility and quality of care. It may benefit you to check a doctor’s Google review to find out about the opinion of other people about her/him.
Overall, the best recommendation to find a good dental implant dentist is to do your due diligence. Try to learn about dental implants the best you can, find a credentialed and credible dental implant dentist, go for a consultation and meet that dental implant dentist to see how you feel about her/him.
Dental Implant Centers is the leading provider of dental implant treatments in San Diego. We are an All-Inclusive dental implant practice which provides all aspects of your treatment in one office and by one doctor. You will not be referred to other doctors or offices. This will avoid confusion of seeing 2 or more doctors, ensure smooth and fast treatment, less cost, and better result. Dr James Khazian has been practicing dental implantology for over 30 years, has had extensive training and education in the field, and has performed thousands of dental implants, different types of bone grafting, sinus grafting, All On 4, and All ON 6 surgeries. He has been awarded as Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI).
For more information about dental implants, all-on-4, all-on-6, bone grafts, sinus graft, full mouth reconstruction, snap on dentures, and cosmetic dentistry, you may request a free consultation with Dr. James Khazian by clicking here or call 866-4my-smile (866-469-7645)