It’s easy not to think of dental work as being that serious, but procedures such as dental implants actually involve invasive surgical procedures that can take place over several office visits. Do you want just anyone cutting into your mouth?
A board-certified periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the gums and soft tissue of the oral cavity. In addition to a general dentistry degree, a periodontist undergoes three or more years of additional training and must pass rigid board certifications to be able to hold the title. Of all the dental specialties, only periodontists and oral maxillofacial surgeons are recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as surgical specialists.
Only trust a board-certified periodontist to:
- Prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease
- Place dental implants
- Perform bone grafts in the jaw area
- Perform gum/connective tissue grafting
- Correct gummy smile through periodontal cosmetic surgery
If your general dentist is advising you to receive dental implants but isn’t referring you to a periodontist, they may not have your best interest at heart. Even a dentist who has practiced for several years will never have the training and experience that a periodontist has in the area of dental implants.
At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we take placing dental implants so seriously that we’ve included them in our name. Before you trust your smile to anyone else, visit us for a complimentary second opinion regarding your dental implants. We will be able to determine if you are a candidate and also advise you on which type of implant will work best for your individual smile. Schedule your first visit today.