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Why Should I Go To A Specialist For Dental Implants?

An X-ray of a dental implant to fix

Dental implants have risen in popularity over the recent years. Not everyone is properly trained in how to correctly place a dental implant, which increases the risk of an implant failing. If you are considering dental implants, you need to carefully select the right person for the job. Phoenix dental implant services are designed to correctly place an implant to ensure comfortable, long-lasting dental implants. Periodontists are trained specialists in the field of dental implants. At Arizona Periodontal Group, Dr. Trujillo has the education, training, and expertise needed to place dental implants.

Dental Implant Specialist

When you seek out a specialist for your dental implants, it pays to hire someone with the right education and training. Periodontists attend additional schooling to learn how to effectively place implants and lower the risk of complications. Several studies show dental implants have a higher rate of succeeding when placed by a dental implant specialist compared to a general dentist.  

Dental implants are a complex procedure that does require precision when placing the implant. Dental implants placed by a general dentist have a higher risk of failure as they only have a few days of training compared to 5,000 hours of education that a dental implant specialist has in the industry.

Reducing Gum Disease

Everyone’s bodies react differently to surgical treatments, which can lead some patients to experience gum disease after dental implant surgery. A dental implant specialist will be able to limit gum disease risks by understanding how the bones and gums heal. Certain patients may have complications, requiring different materials to be used for successful dental implant placement. A professionally trained dental implant specialist will be able to catch these issues to ensure the implant will be able to be successful and offers cosmetic results.

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Working with a professional dental implant specialist will focus on healing the gums prior to implant treatment. If any sign of gum disease exists before implant treatment, the implant can fail, and the gum disease will continue to worsen. There is a condition known as peri-implantitis, gum disease that attacks the bones and gums, which causes the implant to fail 40% of the time.

Do not leave your dental implant procedure in the hands of someone without the proper training, education, and precision it takes to create successful implants. If you need Phoenix dental implants, schedule an appointment with  Arizona Periodontal Group today to schedule your consultation.

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