The first time a patient visits a periodontist, it is often because they have been referred by their general dentist. Periodontists have additional education and training in order to specialize in the treatment of periodontal disease and implant dentistry. This makes them uniquely qualified to handle all cases, from a single dental implant to the most complex smile restorations. You can, however, see a periodontist without a referral. Dr. Leigh W. Kent offers consultations for dental implants in Birmingham, AL to new and existing patients who would like to replace missing teeth. So why does it benefit you to visit a periodontist?

Periodontist Are Dental Implant Specialists

Education and Training: Periodontists complete the general dentistry education and go on to receive an additional three years of training in periodontal disease treatment and implant dentistry. This education includes the knowledge of gum, teeth, and bone necessary to properly place dental implants.

Experience: Because periodontists are specialists, they place hundreds of dental implants each year. They are well aware of what is needed to achieve a successful outcome.

Skill: The placement of dental implants requires a great deal of planning. Bone, nerves, blood vessels, sinus cavity and membrane, bite, and aesthetics, are just a few of the factors that must be considered when replacing missing teeth. Strategic placement of dental implants is critical to avoid failure.

Greater Options: A periodontist may be able to provide you with more alternatives to suit your lifestyle and budget. Dr. Kent offers single dental implants as well as All-on-4®, a full-arch prosthesis permanently secured with dental implants.

Advanced Technology: Specialists invest in the innovative 3D diagnostic and planning software needed to get comprehensive information about implant site. This advanced imaging allows your doctor to accurately prepare for your dental implants and make necessary adjustments before your surgery to ensure success.

Improved Results: You may also discover that your surgery to replace missing teeth is more comfortable, with a faster rate of recovery. Higher skill levels and proper planning allow your doctor to place dental implants with less risk of trauma to surrounding tissue.

Are you considering dental implants in Birmingham, AL? Call our office to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Kent and learn whether dental implants are right for you.