Are you considering replacing your missing teeth? Sure, most dental practices offer a variety of dental prosthetics and restorative options to replace your missing crowns, but are they addressing the real issue: the interrupted functionality of your smile? It’s time to consider a more long-term solution that will not only replace the visible portion of your teeth, but allow you to feel confident again when you speak, eat, and especially smile! Dental implants in Tyler can do just that. So, what’s the best way to get dental implants? Visiting us at Gentle Dental Care of Tyler, TX!
Choose an Oral Surgeon for Dental Implant Placement—Leave the Aesthetics to Us!
What’s the difference between an oral surgeon and a dentist? They’re similar, but when it comes to more complicated dental procedures, we believe your safety and health come first. So, we refer patients out of our office to a surgical professional and have you return to our office to have your beautiful cosmetic prosthetic placed.
Understanding the Role of an Oral Surgeon
Oral surgeons are specialists who usually spend an extra four to eight years in dental school so better understand the inner workings of our mouths and what really helps our teeth stay stable. Oral surgeons (formally known as maxillofacial surgeons) specialize in dental implants, jaw joint disorders, facial pain and surgery such as wisdom teeth extractions.
Typically for some of these surgeries:
- Complex tooth removals that include bone
- Impacted tooth removal
- Soft tissue removal
- Implant alignment
- Removal of tumors
Understanding the Role of a General Dentist
General dentists can perform oral surgeries, too. The best thing about choosing to visit our office is that you can you receive preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services that will compliment your dental implants and help them last for years to come. You can receive some these services and combine them with your dental implant placements.
- Basic dental exams and X-rays
- Root canals
- Gum care
What Can I Expect When Getting Dental Implants?
Dental implants can restore your smile with a relatively simple with a two-step placement process. The first step to restoring your smile would be to meet with Dr. Gerber. After an informative consultation, Dr. Gerber will refer you to a specialist to undergo the surgical placement of your implant posts. This sounds intimidating, but patients should feel comfortable in the hands of a trained professional.
After your implants have been placed, your jawbone and gums will naturally fuse to your implant, mimicking the original lost tooth root. Once your body has adjusted during your healing period, you will return to our office to anchor your beautiful dental prosthetic. This could be a dental crown in Tyler, a bridge, or ever implant retained dentures.
Contact Gentle Dental Care of Tyler, TX to Restore Your Smile
It’s important to have a functioning smile not only for your confidence but your health, too. We put your safety and well-being as our priority. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discover the best way to restore your lost teeth.