Good to see satisfied patients, who followed The AAOMS recommendation and chose a surgical specialist for dental implants.
Other non profit and oversight bodies take a similar stance. They believe the knowledge of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon matters, to ensure your face, mouth and jaw are understood before decisions are made.
Suitable planning is part of safety and can include any required restorative work, or clearing up other oral issues, before professional implant surgery.
The answer to the question above is that dental implants are a safe procedure, with a high success rate, if correctly carried out. Alongside suitable skills, there are further options to ensure good care.
The dental implant market has blossomed and as with any growing field, providers can focus on price, rather than quality. Apart from treatment possibly being carried out by less capable hands, the cost of the implants themselves can be cut.
This brings products which are not so finely engineered, or tested and will fail to last as long. Defeating the objective of implants, which is to replace your teeth in a way which mimics nature and to do so for life.
The quality of implant materials is proven by research to affect the incidence of complications. A maxillofacial surgeon will make sure you have the best and a type suited to you, rather than being tied to a cost based supplier.
Good safety also comes from sound pre treatment analysis. Alongside the understanding of a practitioner qualified as a doctor, dentist and surgeon, using the benefits modern imaging brings can help.
Specialists will have access to more advanced scanners than basic x-rays, often in house. They provide insight which again assists with safety and success.
Cases can be quite straightforward, or require bone transplants, or regeneration. Other tissues can deserve specialist treatment before proceeding with implants, the minutea of your individual make up needs to be understood.
Risks include infection on, or near the implant site, damage to nerves, blood vessels, or the jaw itself, your sinus cavities need protecting. These are not insurmountable issues, they simply require all round knowledge.
Whilst implants are mainly a day surgery procedure, choices on sedation can make a difference, or suit your wishes. A maxillofacial surgeon is able to offer those choices in a professional and safe way.
They will have discussed any medical conditions you have in detail and appreciate their meaning. Few people are in reality unable to have dental implants but procedures should be tailored to individual needs, or health.
Dental implants are a fantastic way to eliminate oral issues. They fuse to your jawbone as natural tooth roots would, no dentures to contend with, no damage to adjacent teeth, life becomes normal again.
The smile they bring to yourself and others is valuable, we simply ask that you find a safe place to have implants fitted. Our clinic is welcoming to all patients but wherever you are, please find an experienced maxillofacial surgeon.
They will answer questions you have in a helpful way, discuss any potential risks and how to solve them. Your path to effective, lifetime dental implants will be clearer and above all, safer.
Ensuring this safety and a good outcome may cost a little more in the short term but not so much and is a worthwhile investment in your future.