If you want dental implants, working with a highly experienced oral surgeon is your best choice.
You could go to a general dentist instead, but you may come to regret the decision. For expert tooth restoration and a beautiful, natural-looking smile, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the optimal choice.
Specialized Training in Dental Implant Placement
Dentists complete four years of full-time study to earn their degrees. During that time, they receive basic education on tooth restoration.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, on the other hand, go on to complete an additional four to six years of specialized training after dental school. The focus is on complex surgical procedures, including implant surgery.
So, if you want your tooth implants placed by a professional with advanced education in the procedure — and who doesn’t? — choose an oral surgeon.
Extensive Experience in Tooth Restoration
When it comes to tooth restoration, experience is just as crucial as knowledge, and oral surgeons place dental implants on a daily basis.
Dentists don’t perform implant surgery nearly as often. Most only complete the procedure a couple of times per month or less.
Because of their extensive amount of experience, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are better-suited than dentists to place dental implants.
Improved Success Rate for Dental Implant Surgery
The success rate for tooth implants placed by a dentist is roughly 95 percent. But when tooth restoration is completed by a knowledgeable and experienced oral surgeon, the success rate jumps up to 98 percent.
Clearly, if you want to give yourself the best chance at a successful outcome, you should have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon place your tooth implants.
Skill in Managing Dental Implant Complications
Though the vast majority of tooth restoration procedures are successful, complications occasionally occur.
Oral surgeons can provide prompt, effective treatment in the event of a problem. And they have the skill to manage implant complications and prevent the loss of newly placed teeth.
Under a dentist’s care, complications are more likely to lead to implant failure. This isn’t always the case, but why take the risk?
If you have gaps in your grin and are considering tooth restoration, consult with the professional team at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our highly skilled oral surgeons, Dr. Garrison and Dr. Kelly, specialize in tooth implant placement and have extensive expertise restoring the smiles of patients throughout central Indiana.
For more information on tooth restoration, or to schedule an oral surgeon consultation to discuss dental implants, contact Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana, today.