Dental implants are treatment solutions with the potential to transform patients’ oral health. Not only do these implants replace missing teeth with beautiful, durable new crowns, but implants also can preserve jaw bone density and prevent additional tooth loss. Biting, chewing, speaking, and smiling become effortless and natural tasks that can be enjoyed without the self-consciousness that sometimes accompanies denture use. Best of all, All-on-4® dental implants provide a permanent solution that is natural looking, comfortable, and easy to maintain.
Patients interested in trying the All-on-4 system for themselves should find an oral surgeon to receive the highest standard of care at every stage of treatment. Oral surgeons bring greater experience, expertise, and professional insight to every patient they treat.
What Makes an Oral Surgeon Different?
Oral surgeons are distinguished by several factors. These include:
• Surgical training in hospital-based residency programs
• Training in general surgery, anesthesiology, and internal medicine, along with other subspecialties, such as emergency medicine and plastic surgery
• Four to six additional years of training and education
• The qualifications to diagnose and direct surgical treatments of the gums, teeth, mouth, neck, and head
Many oral surgeons, including our own Dr. Michael W. Golding and Dr. J. Gregory Sabol, are certified by medical boards as demonstrating expertise in particular aspects of medicine. Dr. Golding is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Sabol is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Both surgeons bring extensive professional training and experience to our practice and for years have helped patients enjoy improved oral health through targeted care solutions, including dental implant placement.
The Surgical Aspects of Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implants consist primarily of a visible crown and a titanium post that supports the crown. In the All-on-4 system, just four posts are used to support a series of crowns. The posts are set into strategic points of the patient’s jaw as determined by the oral surgeon during initial evaluations. Healing takes place over a number of weeks, giving the titanium posts time to become firmly anchored into the bone. Temporary crowns are provided during this period. Once the patient’s healing has progressed to the right stage, the permanent crowns can be fitted.
A Higher Degree of Excellence
Oral surgeons bring many years of training and professional experience to the practice. Patients who desire a higher care standard when considering dental implants should choose an oral surgeon that specializes in All-on-4 implants.