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Why a Prosthodontist and Periodontist Are the Dream Team When It Comes to Dental Implants

When it comes to restoring your smile with dental implants, selecting the right dental team can make all the difference. At our North Andover dental office, we advocate for the specialized expertise of a prosthodontist and periodontist team for preparing the dental implants site, placing the dental implants, and restoring them. While general dentists offer a broad range of services, the combined skills of these specialists ensure a higher level of precision and care for your dental implant needs. Here’s why partnering with a prosthodontist and periodontist can provide superior results.

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Long-Term Success and Maintenance

Dental implants should last you a lifetime with many patients out there who have had dental implants faithfully serving them for decades. The longevity of dental implants depends on meticulous planning, precise execution, and ongoing care. A prosthodontist and periodontist team provides thorough follow-up care, including regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure the health of your implants and surrounding tissues. They are equipped to address any issues that may arise, ensuring your investment in dental implants continues to pay off for years to come. This is why research has found the dental implants placed by specialists have a better survival rate than those placed by general dentists.

One Stop Shop For Dental Implants and Restorations

One of the standout benefits of choosing a prosthodontist and periodontist team for your dental implants is the convenience of a one-stop shop. At our North Andover dental office, we offer both surgical and restorative procedures under one roof, streamlining your treatment process. From the initial consultation and implant placement by our skilled periodontist to the design and fitting of your new teeth by our expert prosthodontist, every step is coordinated for your convenience. This integrated approach not only saves you time and multiple visits to different specialists but also ensures a cohesive and well-planned treatment, providing you with the best possible outcomes.

Specialized Dental Expertise

Prosthodontists are dental specialists with advanced training in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Their expertise lies in designing and fitting dental prosthetics, ensuring that your implants not only look natural but also function seamlessly. Periodontists, on the other hand, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, as well as in the placement of dental implants. This dual specialization ensures that both the surgical and restorative aspects of your implant procedure are handled with skill at the highest level.

Advanced Training and Techniques

Prosthodontists and periodontists undergo years of additional training beyond dental school, focusing specifically on their respective fields. This extensive training includes hands-on experience with the latest implant technologies and techniques. Their advanced knowledge allows them to tackle complex cases that may be beyond the scope of a general dentist’s training.

Personalized and Comprehensive Treatment Plans

The additional training specialists undergo also gives them a wider perspective that allows them create more comprehensive treatment plans that take factors a general dentist may not take into account. Every patient’s dental needs are unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach rarely leads to optimal results. A specialized team can tailor your treatment plan to address your specific oral health condition, aesthetic preferences, and functional requirements. They consider factors such as bone density, gum health, and bite alignment to create a customized solution that ensures long-term success and satisfaction.

Enhanced Aesthetic Outcomes

Achieving a natural-looking smile requires a keen eye for detail and an artistic touch. Prosthodontists excel in crafting prosthetics that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They consider the color, shape, and size of your teeth, as well as the overall harmony of your smile. This attention to detail results in dental implants that not only restore function but also enhance your appearance.

If you live near North Andover and are considering dental implants, we invite you to schedule a dental implant consultation with our dental team. Let us help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

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