Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
When determining candidacy for dental implants, it’s important to review several factors. Primarily, whom you are trusting such a large, and important job too. Implants placed by a skilled oral surgeon have a higher success rate, greater than 95% in long-term studies, than having it done elsewhere. This is in part due to the preparatory steps taken before surgery. At Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of evaluating and creating an individualized treatment plan before placing your implants.
Why Choose An Oral Surgeon for Your Implant Surgery?
An oral surgeon is a dental specialist. This means that they have completed their dental degree earning their DDS or DMD and then went on to complete an additional four to six years of in training, most of which would have been done in a hospital-based surgical environment. Oral surgeons agree to not practice in areas of dentistry outside of their scope, focusing strictly on dental surgical procedures. Procedures include tooth extractions, the removal of cysts and tumors, the repair of damaged or broken facial bones, jaw related surgeries including realignment, surgical procedures to correct bites, TMJ dysfunction surgeries, and the placement of dental implants.
An Oral Surgeon is better equipped to determine if you are a candidate, or what preparatory steps are needed, before the surgical insertion of a dental implant. Some of the key areas that they will exam during your evaluation include:
Dental implants are available in a wide variety of options, including standard implants, mini implants, and elongated implants for securing dentures in a one-day treatment. Don’t determine your candidacy, schedule an evaluation with one of our surgeons at Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery. Implant procedures are minimally invasive, meaning they are approved for even our more medically delicate patients.
Contact Us to Determine Implant Candidacy
For more information on dental implants, and if you are a candidate, contact Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery. Our Westlake Village location is happy to review your individual needs and create a treatment plan that will work best for you. (805) 267-9766
Dental implants and All-on-4® Treatment Concept has literally transformed millions of lives. Why not see what they can do for you or someone you love? Want to know more?
Call us at (805) 267-9766 to schedule a consultation, to see if dental implants are right for you.
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