Implant Dentists vs. Implant Restoration Dentists By Jose Valenzuela on May 01, 2011

When you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, there are plenty of ways that you can remedy this situation. One of the best options to consider is getting dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your mouth. They are allowed to bond and fuse with your jawbone and gum tissue, which means that they are sturdy and secure and perfect for holding artificial teeth in place. Rather than removable denture or bridges that and slip or fall out, dental restorations that are held in place by dental implants are less likely to come loose.

The team at our Palm Springs implant dentistry office is able to place the dental implants as well as craft the implant restoration. This brings up an important distinction in the field of implant dentistry. Some dentists will perform the implant dentistry surgery procedure, others will only be able to craft the implant restoration. Let’s look at the differences between the two.

An implant dentist is a dentist who is able to perform the oral surgery required to place the dental implants. The oral surgery, as mentioned above, will involve placing the dental implant into the jawbone and the gum tissue. After a period of osseointegration (which will take a few months), the dental implant will be ready for the permanent dental restoration to be fitted.

An implant restoration dentist, on the other hand, does not perform the oral surgery. Rather, the implant restoration dentist will craft the artificial tooth, the dentures, or the dental bridges that will be held in place by the dental implants. Some implant dentists will also craft the dental restorations.

It is important, when consider dental implants, to keep these distinctions in mind. Since we are able to place the dental implants and craft the implant restorations at our office, many find this quite convenient for their needs.

If you would like more information about dental implants as well as Palm Springs porcelain veneers and other dental care treatments, be sure to contact our cosmetic and implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs.

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The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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