We’re supposed to have our adult teeth for life, so the bad news is inherent when a lost tooth happens. It may be the final result of an acute problem like an accident or perhaps from a long cascade of dental issues. But either way, the good news is that dental technology now offers an excellent solution to your lost tooth dilemma, regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost and where those teeth are located. Implants are permanent restorations made of titanium that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Titanium and durability go hand-in-hand. And because permanence and surgery are formidable subjects, you should first ensure you’ve chosen the right implant specialist near you in Sartell, MN. Here are a few things for your consideration:
Surgery Is Serious Business
Most dental procedures require a great deal of experience and expertise, but dental implants take that one step further and include surgery. So an obvious reason to choose an implant specialist is surgical experience. Dr. Saad Bassas is a dentist with a surgical background. He is qualified to perform all surgical aspects of implant dentistry, which includes:
- Bone grafting where necessary
- Sinus lift for some bone grafts
- IV sedation
These services lead to another important qualification when selecting an implant specialist, your ability to receive all potentially necessary services in one place. As the implant is a surgical procedure, every patient needs sufficient jaw bone to support the implant process. If you don’t, you can still obtain an implant once your bone has been reinforced with a bone graft. If your implant replaces missing upper teeth, your bone graft might interfere with your sinuses, requiring a sinus lift to make space.
In many cases, a Sartell or St Cloud, MN dentist will need to refer you to another physician for these procedures. But at i-Implant Dentistry, Dr. Bassas can complete these in his office, saving you time and money and ensuring your care is consistent end-to-end.
Keeping on the Cutting Edge
With any new technology, developments and improvements are a constant. Therefore, your implant specialist should be keeping up with all emerging techniques, products, and equipment. For example, Dr. Bassas spends more than 250 hours per year in continuing implant dentistry education. That’s ten times more than the required amount of annual updates, making Dr. Bassas a recognized expert in implant dentistry.
Your Missing Tooth Has a Solution
Dental implants are ideal for fixing your missing teeth, and choosing your implant specialist is vital. I-Implant Dentistry can offer the important capabilities which makes a great choice. Call our office today to set up a consultation.