Tooth Extraction: A Necessary Step on the Way to Dental Implants
There are many reasons people seek tooth extraction in Beverly Hills at our offices. Very often they’ve been referred for treatment of severe tooth decay, periodontal disease, fractured teeth, an abscess in the gums, and many other maladies that can endanger a tooth.
It’s important to know that tooth extraction doesn’t mean you have to get dentures. If the teeth next to the lost tooth are solid, strong, and have already been prepared for crowns, a bridge may be a viable option. However, most times when adjacent teeth do not have crowns or other types of restoration, your best option would be having a dental implant.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are oral prosthetics that are fully secured to a patient’s jawbone and capped with a dental crown. Dental implants won’t slip like dentures and are generally more robust than traditional bridges.
Adding dental implants in a patient’s mouth who has been missing several teeth offers long-term benefits. These benefits are not only more comfortable and convenient but typically improve the prognosis of the other teeth and help them to last longer. Also, the placement of the implant will prevent bone loss in the local area where the implant is placed. This offers an important anti-aging benefit by providing a fuller appearance for the face and lips.
Are There Benefits for Getting Dental Implants from a Periodontist?
Yes. Periodontists specialize in gum health, so they’re intimately familiar with the bone and gum structure beneath your teeth. This gives periodontists who offer implants an enhanced ability to evaluate a patient’s gums to make sure the affected area is ready for the procedure. If minor oral surgery is needed to ready the area for implants, they are experts in that area as well.
Having proper gum and bone foundation will improve the prognosis of the implant and its longevity. In the front region, where teeth and gums are most visible and where patients are typically most concerned with cosmetic issues, periodontists can help match the adjacent teeth when it comes to implant placement for the most natural-looking and attractive results possible.
Another benefit of visiting a periodontist for dental implants is convenience. Tooth extraction, evaluation to ensure the area can support implants, the implantation procedure itself, as well as any follow-up appointments, can all be performed by the same doctor at the same office.
Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center
Led by nationally respected board-certified periodontist and implant specialist Dr. Peiman Soleymani, Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center offers a wide range of services for both dental implants and general periodontics. For more information on tooth extraction or implants, visit our contact page or call the number on your screen.