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The Benefits of a Surgeon in Placing Dental Implants

There is much to take into consideration when choosing the right professionals for your dental implants:

The are many benefits of using a Dental Practice that works together with a Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.

You'll receive expert specialist treatment for the surgical placement of your dental implant. The restorative side (the crown or tooth on top) is handled by a dental practitioner highly experienced in dental implant care.

A bit like your "one-stop shop", your dental implant treatment planning is coordinated and discussed with both the dentist and the specialist surgeon in the one location. You'll see the same team of people start to finish.

Another benefit is the Medicare rebates available for bone grafting procedures if required. This rebate is only available if the bone grafting procedure is provided by a specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.


What you need to know about Dental Implants


Dental implants are made up of 2 parts: the restoration that you see in your mouth, and the implant that is surgically placed in your jaw bone and acts as the foundation for the final restoration.

Understandably, your main concern is how the implants will look and function in your mouth. But are you aware that how the dental implant is placed in the jawbone will influence the final restorative outcome, as well as the success of your dental implant?

To ensure you achieve the outcome you are expecting and the aesthetic you want, as much thought needs to go into the selection of your surgeon as to the person who is going to place the final restoration.

Many dental implant providers will offer to place both the implant and the final restoration. For more complex cases and procedures, it is in your best interest to seek treatment from a specialist Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon for the surgical aspect of your implant.

Here at Profilo° Dental Care, we use the services of a specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for all our surgical procedures. Ensuring you are provided with expert surgical care.


How does Dental Implant placement affect the final restoration?

Implant orientation: If the dental implant is not orientated in the correct position, then the person restoring the implant may not be able to achieve an attractive result.

Jawbone is 3 dimensional, therefore the placement of the implant needs to be planned using 3D software that assesses all aspects of the jawbone.

We use the latest 3D technology to enable the ideal placement of your dental implants.

Adequate bone: 3D planning will also help us to assess whether bone grafting is required. When looking in a person's mouth there can appear to be adequate bone in which to place dental implants. Assessing the patient's 3D data may show the bone is not suitable to successfully place an implant.

If this is the case, bone grafting will be required. In these cases, it is important to note that it’s not just the amount of bone that needs to be assessed but also the quality of the bone.

Bone grafting performed by an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon attracts Medicare rebates.  The same treatment provided by a general dentist does not attract these rebates.

Soft tissue sculpting: How the dental implant is placed influences the shape of the gum around the restoration. To produce a result that looks natural, it is equally as important to match the gum to that of the tooth next door.

If the shape of the gum tissue around the dental implant is less than ideal, your Profilo° surgeon will be able to correct this with soft tissue grafting to give you a natural and attractive finished result.


New call-to-actionWhen it comes to selecting the right professional to undertake your dental implant, there are many more important factors to consider than simply price and convenience. The success and longevity of your implant depends upon the skill and expertise of the dental professionals providing the implant treatment.

If you are considering a dental implant, contact us for more information about how Profilo° Dental will help you achieve the stunning result you are expecting.

Please note that we are partners with Profilo° Surgical who provide the specialist surgical part of your dental implant treatment.

For more information Download our Free E-Book "The How and Why of Dental Implants" here.

'Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a 
second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’