Why should I go to a periodontist for dental implants?

Are you thinking about getting dental implants to get back to your full beautiful smile again?

If your answer is “yes”, your next question may be “who do I go to for dental implants?”. An answer you may not be expecting is “a periodontist”!

In fact, many people looking to get dental implants often don’t think of a periodontist when deciding on which qualified professional they should go with for their procedure.

In this blog post, your PHC team will explore why choosing a periodontist for dental implants can be a great option, and how our extensive experience and qualifications can benefit your smile restoration journey.

So why choose a periodontist for dental implants?

Often you lose a tooth to tooth decay or trauma, you tend to stick with your general dentist for a replacement solution. You may hardly think of consulting a periodontist, after all, we’re known for being gum doctors. But here’s a few reasons why our expertise can make a world of difference for your upcoming dental implant procedure:

  1. Periodontists receive specialized training. While periodontists are dental specialists who receive advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of gum disease, this training also includes the structure of your teeth and gums – from the crown to the periodontal nerves. This specialized education uniquely qualifies them to perform complex procedures such as dental implant placement with precision and skill.
  2. They are surgical experts. You may not know this but a periodontist is an expert in periodontics and implantology (aka dental implants)! While the PHC team strives to help our patients keep their natural teeth, sometimes the progression of periodontal disease is too advanced and requires a dental implant to preserve the remaining healthy bone and tissue. And to place a dental implant involves oral surgery, in which an implant screw is inserted into your jawbone. Periodontists have extensive experience in surgical procedures involving the entire tooth and gum structures, making them an excellent choice for safe and effective dental implant treatment.
  3. Periodontists provide comprehensive periodontal care. Periodontists are experts in managing periodontal disease, which is often responsible for missing teeth. So by choosing a periodontist for your dental implant needs, you can benefit from comprehensive periodontal care before, during, and after your treatment to a healthy, long-lasting smile.
  4. They use advanced technology and techniques. Periodontists keep up with the latest advancements in dental implant technology and techniques. From advanced imaging technology (like CBCT scans) for accurate treatment planning to modern implant materials, periodontists use state-of-the-art tools and software to give you amazing results without the sacrifice of comfort.

Meet our Board-Certified Periodontists!

At the Periodontal Health Center, our team of periodontists have decades of experience and expertise in dental implants. Want to know more about each of our specialists? Well without further adieu:

  1. Dr. Jessica Stilley. Dr. Stilley recieved her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry at UF and a Masters of Science and Periodontal training from Ohio State University. She joined the Periodontal Health Center over 16 years ago and has been helping patients maintain happy, healthy gums. She was Board-Certified by the American Board of Periodontology in 2009 and works to keep up with the criteria for this certification. She also co-authored a book on cosmetic dentistry, The Million Dollar Smile: Changing Lives with Cosmetic Dentistry, which highlights her experience with dental implants.
  2. Dr. Camille Medina. Dr. Medina is also a board-certified periodontist. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of Puerto Rico and completed advanced training in periodontics, implant surgery, and other cosmetic therapies at UF. Dr. Medina is also certified in Botox and IV conscious sedation.
  3. Dr. Armita Mashkouri. Also a Board-Ceritied Periodontist and implant specialist, Dr. Mashkouri holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and has undergone extensive training in periodontics and implant dentistry. She also received a Masters in oral biology so she brings a unique perspective to oral care and is a frequent speaker at implant symposiums.

Trust the Periodontal Health Center for your dental implant needs!

At the Periodontal Health Center, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care. Our experienced periodontists use proven techniques and modern technology to give you the best possible smile results.

Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, you can trust our team to present a treatment plan that caters to your unique needs and goals. Ready to get your dental implants placed? Schedule your consultation with us today!


































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