Having good dental health is indicative of good overall health. That is why deciding to have dental implants is a big step for your health. All sorts of questions come with this decision. One of those questions is likely what doctor would be best to see to have successful implants? We recommend an oral surgeon above other doctors for dental implants. But why? What do oral surgeons do? How can they help?
Why Choose an Oral Surgeon Over a General Dentist?
An oral surgeon, technically titled an “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon”, is a doctor who specializes in treating problems relating to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaw. With four to six years of additional schooling in a hospital-based residency program, oral surgeons are the best equipped to handle dental implants over other doctors.
In comparison to general dentists, general dentists are like your primary care provider. They are great for teeth cleaning, x-rays, and comprehensive screening for dental problems. Whilst these services are essential to having a healthy mouth, general dentists do not have the years of experience and education that oral surgeons have. Because of how complex the structures of our face, jaw, and mouth are, an oral surgeon knows the best techniques in placing implants to make a lasting impact on your health.
By choosing a general dentist over an oral surgeon many unintended consequences may occur. The general dentist may not be equipped to handle dental implants and may opt for the use of a crown, bridge, or dentures instead. Whilst all of these are fine enough options, they do not have the same natural look and feel as dental implants. They also do not last nearly as long as dental implants do.
Where Can I Find an Oral Surgeon?
Dental implants should be made to last. Choosing an oral surgeon will give you the best opportunity for that. There are oral surgeons across the United States. But, if you are in the Bronx, NY, we may be able to help!
Here at Parkchester Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates P.C., we are driven to provide the highest quality care to all our patients. With decades of experience, Dr. Marlon K. Moore is an award-winning oral surgeon for excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery and procedures. Dr. Moore has worked with many patients in need of dental implants. From day one, Dr. Moore will work with you to figure out the best way to approach your unique situation. Consider calling us at (718) 752-7397 or using our web contact form so we can work towards your goal of better health!