Dental implants are widely considered to be the best option when it comes to restoring your teeth’s function and strength. They’re more comfortable, easier to maintain, and look and feel more natural than dentures. However, like many medical procedures, choosing an experienced implant dentist can significantly affect the outcome of your dental implants. Diana Rodriguez & Associates offers Union City, NJ, patients the experience and skills they need to relax, knowing they’re in good hands. If you’ve considered dental implants, you may have wondered if seeking a specialized implant dentist is essential. Learn why it matters for your dental implant success.
What’s Involved in a Dental Implant Procedure?
After losing a tooth or teeth to an infection, injury, gum disease, or decay, a dental implant is the best way to restore the missing teeth while maintaining your jawbone’s integrity.
While a crown or dentures can serve as a replacement tooth, a dental implant is more stable. It mimics the tooth’s root, anchoring the artificial tooth or teeth into the jawbone and stimulating new jawbone growth.
The implant consists of a titanium or zirconium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. The post will fully integrate with the jawbone over time. Depending on your situation, you may have your artificial tooth attached immediately or at a follow-up appointment.
Why Do I Need a Specialized Implant Dentist?
A 2019 study published by the International Journal of Implant Dentistry examined the success rate of dental implants in conjunction with the level of experience of the implant surgeon.
The results concluded that implants were more likely to fail when less-experienced surgeons placed them.
In another study published by the International Journal of Prosthodontics in 2017, the researchers concluded that overall surgical experience didn’t affect implant failure. However, experience placing implants did.
Both studies demonstrate that choosing an experienced implant dentist is a critical factor in achieving a successful result for your dental implant procedure.
How Can I Determine If My Dentist Is Qualified?
The good news is that dental implant procedures have enjoyed a 90%–95% success rate for the past ten years. However, it’s worth noting that specialized implant dentists place most dental implants.
One of the easiest ways to determine whether your dentist is an implant dentist is through their credentials and education, which are typically listed on their website and are easily verifiable.
You can also ask your dentist how many dental implant surgeries they’ve performed and where they received their training in installing dental implants. Lastly, read your implant dentist’s reviews and see how many patients specifically mention dental implants.
Rely on Union City’s Implant Dentist
Dr. Diana Rodriguez has completed over 600 continuing education hours on implantology and dental aesthetics and offers lectures on the use of mini dental implants. She has specialized in mini dental implants since 2014 and serves as the Vice President of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants.
As Union City’s mini dental implant specialist, she offers her patients the expertise and precision necessary to fit dental implants properly. In addition, she provides patients with the latest technology in mini dental implants to restore their smiles through a faster, easier, and less costly procedure.
Reach out and schedule your free consultation today.