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Complex Dental Implant Procedures Should be Performed by a Board Certified Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon.

There are many reasons an oral surgeon is the best choice for placing dental implants. Oral & Maxillo-Facial surgeons receive 4-6 years of additional training in medicine, surgery, facial and jaw reconstruction, anesthesia, pathology, dental occlusion, periodontology, and pain management. This additional training and experience are the primary reasons most dentists refer their patients to oral surgeons for dental implant placement and reconstruction.

Anterior Dental Implants

Restoring the appearance of front teeth using implant-supported restorations is a challenging procedure that is difficult to execute. When a front tooth is removed, the bone in the area can shrink, making it harder to create a natural-looking restoration. Recently, the focus has shifted towards creating implant restorations that seamlessly blend in with the surrounding tissue. However, achieving perfect tooth and gum aesthetics can still be challenging.

Potential complications of anterior dental implant placement include:

  • Soft and hard tissue recession
  • Malocclusion leads to the teeth in the upper and low jaws meeting incorrectly.
  • A buck teeth appearance
  • The potential for single implants at the front of the mouth to adversely affect the adjacent natural teeth.
  • Increased risk of peri-implantitis

Dr. Gilbert has successfully performed countless anterior dental implants, relying on his years of training, aesthetic awareness, extensive experience and understanding of each patient’s appearance goals. Under his care, the implants for your replacement front teeth are placed with precision, accuracy, knowledge of your facial and dental structures and most importantly, appear natural. The results are comfortable aesthetically pleasing and long-term successful

Full Arch Immediate Teeth

Immediate placement of full arch dental implants is another complex oral surgical procedure best performed by an experienced Board Certified Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon. For full arch replacement teeth, multiple implants must be placed in the jawbone to support a permanent set of replacement teeth.

The placement of the implants is crucial to the successful, same-day placement of the implant-supported prosthesis. Each implant’s location must take into consideration the jawbone structure and surrounding tissues. In many patients, implants have to be positioned in atypical anatomical areas to the maximum advantage of the jaw capable of supporting the prosthetic without requiring invasive bone grafting. The wrong location, uneven depth of the implants, or improper spacing can lead to difficulty attaching the complete arch of replacement teeth or failure of the implants.

As a highly experienced Board Certified Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon who has placed hundreds of full arch immediate teeth, Dr. Gilbert is adept at planning and placing implants with extraordinary precision with minimal disturbance of surrounding soft tissues and bone. This translates to less trauma for patients and a smoother, less painful healing process due to less pain and inflammation. Much of the success in most implant cases can be attributed to detailed planning and excellent inter-disciplinary communication by Dr. Gilbert and the entire treatment team.

If you are interested in dental implants, we urge you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gilbert. He will explain the surgical process in detail, answer all your questions, and create a treatment that considers the complexities and challenges of your dental implant needs. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at Inland Institute - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Office Phone Number 909-982-8888.


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