More and more people are looking at dental implants as the best option for replacing their missing teeth. Patients who have had dental-implant surgical care by an oral and facial surgeon relate that the final result is like having their natural teeth.
Receiving dental-implant care involves Oral Facial Surgery. And, obviously, surgery should be performed by a surgical specialist — in this case, an Oral and Facial Surgeon, who has the training and experience to provide you with the best possible surgical results.
A dental implant is composed of three parts — a titanium implant that’s put in by the oral and facial surgeon, which actually fuses with the jawbone. Second, the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line. And finally, the crown, which is created by a restorative dentist.
Oral and facial surgeons are the surgical specialists who are the experts in surgical-implant placement. Why would you trust your dental implants to anyone else?
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