Comprehensive Implant Surgery
The basic concept of dental implants have been around for several millennia, but only recently has the process become a common procedure. Because of how quickly the public has taken to the procedure, every dentist should strive to have at least a basic understanding of how dental implants work. Even if the knowledge is only used to advise patients of other practitioners to see, having that core knowledge is rapidly becoming a necessary aspect of dentistry as a field.
Dental Implant Surgery
Given how common dental implants have become as a way to replace false teeth, every dentist should have at least a cursory understanding of how the implant procedure works. Even if your practice doesn’t specialize in dental implants, being able to provide recommendations for how best to proceed when an implant is needed is a necessary aspect of being a proactive dentist. Of course, as a dental implant surgeon, knowing the process is even more important. Not only is understanding the physical procedure important, being able to diagnose various circumstances as well as prescribe alternate treatments is an important skill as well.
This comprehensive implant surgery course starts with the basics–how the implant surgery process actually works. Dr. Moore, a qualified and experienced dentist, will explain and demonstrate how a typical implant surgery works. This may seem somewhat repetitive for experienced practitioners, but the course will quickly explore some of the lesser-studied complexities of the surgery like sinus lifts and tissue regeneration. Ultimately, the course should provide an engaging and refreshing perspective on the subject for beginners and experienced surgeons alike.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify scenarios where implants are necessary
- Describe the implant surgery to potential patients
- Counsel patients on potential alternatives to implants
- Explain why implants can be more successful in certain cases
- Successfully perform the implant surgery
- Create appropriately fitting dental crowns
- Identify potential complications in the surgery process
- Provide post-surgery treatment directions
- Provide long-term care for an implant to ensure success
- List, describe and perform additional surgical processes that might be needed
- Explain potential risks that could appear during recovery
- Explain potential side effects that could have long-term effects
An Overview of the Dental Implant Surgery Process
Dental implant surgery is one of the most organic processes used to replace a person’s missing teeth. Boasting of long-term success rates of up to 98 percent, dental implants start with a surgical step in which a prosthetic root is implanted in the gums to mimic the root of a real tooth. After this root becomes accepted by the gums, a tooth is attached to both look and act like actual teeth. Since the gums accept the roots like they would those of a real tooth, the process is minimally invasive and thus one of the safest methods to replace missing teeth.
Furthermore, unlike a bridge that requires wearing down nearby teeth, dental implants require no extra trauma to be inflicted on other teeth, making it a safer option. The comparative strength of the implant makes it easier to care for and harder to damage, thus adding to rather than detracting from a patient’s overall oral health. Since the implants are removable, they tend to be easier to replace and fix because no repeat surgery is usually required. Additionally, as the prosthetic looks like the rest of your teeth, the implants have a more esthetically pleasing result as well.
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Whether you’ve spent your entire career as an implant surgeon or you’ve only began exploring the possibility, this course can benefit you. To get a comprehensive and thorough understanding of what is becoming one of dentistry’s most common practices, sign up for the course today!