One of the more common dental surgeries is dental implant placement. Dental implant treatment is an option for many patients who want to restore their smile by replacing missing or broken teeth. This type of treatment is often favorable when compared with other tooth replacement options, but should be carefully discussed and considered by both patient and the dental professional performing the treatment.
Learn why choosing a knowledgeable oral surgeon for your dental implant treatment might be the best option for you.
Benefits of Choosing an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implant Treatment
Along with completing dental school, oral surgeons must also complete a specialized residency program. During this residency, they gain in-depth knowledge of oral and facial anatomy. This makes them particularly qualified to place dental implants properly, taking care to navigate tissue, bone, sinus cavities, nerve endings and other facial anatomy with precision.
Experience and Technology Can Have an Impact on Patient Recovery
As with any type of surgery, there are some risks and the potential for complications associated with dental implant placement. Choosing a skilled oral surgeon to perform your surgery is a good first step to minimizing the potential for these complications to occur.
Oral surgeons have many specialized tools at their disposal to assist them in planning and executing implant treatment. 3D-guided technology is often used in the planning phase to assist oral surgeons in placing dental implants to the most exact degree.
Choosing an experienced oral surgeon who utilizes such technology may have an impact on how smoothly the treatment is performed and may even minimize the potential for additional complications during the recovery process.
Additionally, if any difficulties do arise, you can have confidence that an oral surgeon can safely handle such instances from their intricate knowledge of oral and facial anatomy.
Each Patient May Have Different Needs
Some patients may present with more complex treatment needs than others. Additional procedures, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift, could be required to achieve successful dental implant treatment results. Oral surgeons can confidently and efficiently perform any additional needed procedures like these and will work closely with your restorative physician to assist you in achieving your desired dental results from a more global perspective.
Oral Surgeons Put Patient Comfort First
Oral surgeons recognize that patient comfort is of utmost importance in completing complex dental surgery, such as dental implant treatment. Unlike many other specialists in the dental field, they also have specialized training in alternate anesthesia methods, including nitrous oxide and IV sedation. These alternate anesthesia methods often allow patients who are experiencing pain or who may have dental anxiety, to have a more comfortable surgical experience.
Finding an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implant Surgery
Choosing an experienced surgeon may lead to more satisfactory dental implant results. That could mean that your implants hold up for a much longer period of time, match your existing teeth better, or provide more comfort and functionality.
Dr. Brian R. Cherry is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in complex dental implant treatment, including All-on-4® treatment, commonly known as “teeth in a day .” If you have any further questions about dental implants, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Cherry Orchard Oral & Implant Surgery.
Cherry Orchard Oral & Implant Surgery serves patients with personalized care to meet their oral surgery needs. From wisdom teeth removal and bone grafting to dental implants and All-on-4® treatment, Dr. Cherry helps patients restore their smiles and regain dental function. Call us today at (864) 603-2464.