If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants are often the preferred method for replacing them. Dental implants are a permanent solution, able to restore function for eating with natural and attractive replacement teeth. The ideal candidate for implants is an individual in good physical health with minimal bone loss and no past oral infection or underlying disease. But what if your situation is less than ideal, and you have been told that you don’t qualify for dental implants?
Choose a specialist like our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Lauren Anderson, for your treatment. Her advanced training as a specialist uniquely qualifies her to treat patients who present more complex cases. You can experience a new life with dental implants, and it starts with a consultation at Anderson Periodontal Wellness!
What Does it Mean to Be a Specialist?
A specialist is a dentist who has completed additional years of focused education in a certain field of dentistry. After receiving her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Dr. Anderson spent three additional years of clinical training in Periodontics to specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral conditions, advanced bone grafting techniques, and dental implants. Her expertise as a periodontist qualifies her to treat patients with advanced periodontal disease, extensive bone loss, and failing dentitions.
When Is a Specialist Needed for Dental Implants?
While many general dentists now place dental implants, only certain specialists like Dr. Anderson have achieved a level of training and experience that truly qualifies her to complete your treatment. This is especially important if you have had oral infections in the past, currently have gum disease, or have lost gum tissue and bone because of infection or missing teeth.
It is common for patients in your situation to need additional preparatory treatments, such as bone grafting and periodontal therapy before they can qualify for dental implants. Just like a patient with heart disease routinely visits a cardiologist so should you visit a dental specialist if you have more complex oral health concerns. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Anderson is the go-to expert for all these treatments and the ideal choice for your care.
How Dr. Anderson Qualifies You for Implants
Any physical or oral health problems you’re experiencing increase the risk of implant failure, especially if you don’t receive treatment from a qualified specialist like Dr. Anderson. With her extensive training, she has what it takes to address underlying conditions, treat problems when necessary, and create a healthy oral environment needed for long-term dental implant success. Using digital technologies and minimally invasive techniques, she can then expertly replace your missing teeth. For such a lifelong investment as dental implants, choose the expert for your care!
Interested in a Second Opinion?
If you’ve been told in the past that your condition disqualifies you from getting dental implants, don’t wait to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson! It may be possible you can become a candidate with specialized care at Anderson Periodontal Wellness in our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Reserve your appointment now by scheduling online or calling (248) 480-4910.