Dr. Alexandre Aalam Explains Why Your Periodontist Should Be Well Informed On Dental Implants

Every patient should have confidence in their periodontist to perform their job well. That goes without saying. Whether it’s as simple as a routine check up or something a little more invasive (like having root canal surgery), the end result is firmly in the hands of a dental surgeon. That’s why when it comes to dental implants, it’s very important that the periodontist fitting them knows how to follow the correct dental implant procedure. This includes design considerations for restoring dental implants adjacent to ceramic restorations.

What are Dental Implants?

“Dental implants are a more cosmetically appealing option compared to full or partial dentures,” said Dr. Alexandre Aalam. As a permanent procedure, dental implants have more longevity than other dental procedures. In the case of crowns, although the titanium rod should last a lifetime, they can last about 10 to 15 years with proper oral care before normal wear and tear causes a need for a replacement. It is important to use the correct ceramic for a dental implant that will blend with the rest of the patient’s teeth, thus creating a beautiful and aesthetically appealing smile.”

How are Dental Implants Fitted?

When a dentist is preparing for a dental implant procedure, an impression is made of the patient’s teeth so the dental implant can be designed to perfectly fit the patient’s mouth and bite. The impression is then sent to a lab where a technician will create a unique crown to be placed on the dental implant.

What are Some Common Problems for Periodontists When Fitting Dental Implants?

With so many periodontists admitting their confusion as to which ceramics they should use during dental implant procedures, many attend lectures to not only help them with their confidence when making decisions about different dental implant situations, but also to learn more about the technique involved. These lectures can be hugely beneficial to dentists, with many of them leaving them more knowledgeable than when they went in!

Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are experts in performing dental implant procedures in Los Angeles, and have even held lectures for the benefit of other dentists and periodontists! During these lectures, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky help others learn the role of soft tissues when making dental ceramic selections, helping others to better understand the dental implant procedure.

Call Now If You Have Any Questions About Your Dental Health.

As board certified Brentwood periodontists, Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky are specialists in dental implants and gum and tissue diseases. They opened the CENTER with the goal of restoring oral health and aesthetic appearance. The periodontal office focuses on providing patients with excellent and skilled care at affordable prices.  If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling an appointment at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy, we encourage you to contact 310-826-8242 today.