Best alternative techniques for dental implants?
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Techniques for dental implant placements
Dental implants, technique
Dear genuinedentalarts:The best technique for dental implants has nothing to do with the procedure. It has to do with selecting the appropriate person to perform the appropriate procedure.Any major restorative treatment has to start With selecting a Prosthodontist (the specialist in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry), or a highly trained and reputable general dentist. (Cosmetic dentistry IS NOT a specialty). Once you have selected a "quarterback," he will direct you to the appropriate surgeon (periodontist, or oral surgeon) for the procedure. Some prosthodontists can also perform the implant surgical placement for you as a "one stop shop," and many general dentists do too. Once the implant is placed, you can have it readily restored.The differences in technique (open flap, or closed, grafting or not, immediate extraction and placement or delayed procedures) are dependent on your particular situation and the circumstances. Even more so, it depends on The level of expertise and comfort of your dentist. Trust is the Most important factor.Focus on finding the proper dentist, and let the professional decide what is the most appropriate treatment for you.Best of luck,