Dr. Pechak is a local periodontist that is an expert at dental implants. What many people don’t understand is that while many dentists conduct the dental implants procedure, they are not experts at it. A regular dentist is not trained in matters of oral surgery. They have graduated from dental school and are skilled in many types of procedures, but the majority of surgical training they have would come from on the job experience rather than from dental school.
In order to gain the knowledge and additional skills necessary to become an expert at installing dental implants, the dentist needs to have an additional three years of schooling. This takes a desire and commitment to become a true expert at performing oral surgeries. Just like a doctor goes to medical school in order to practice medicine, they don’t perform surgeries until they have gone through additional training. Most people wouldn’t allow a general doctor to operate on them and in the same way we recommend that you don’t get your gums operated on by someone that hasn’t gone through the additional schooling.
Becoming certified as a periodontist and implant specialist requires completing the three years of schooling and going through the licensing process, something Dr. Pechak has done. If your dentist suggests that you use dental implants in order to replace your missing teeth, we recommend that you speak with a periodontist prior to scheduling the procedure. This way you can consult with an expert and make an informed decision about which provider you want to complete the procedure.
Only around five percent of general dentists have had the additional training and experience to make them as good as a prosthodontist. This means that your procedure is more likely to have complications or an increased recovery time than if you go to an expert to have the process completed.
When you get dental implants, there are several stages to the process. An impression of your mouth will be taken so that the new tooth can be created in a dental lab to match the size and shape of your other teeth. This way it will blend in and look natural. Before getting started, we will make sure that your gums are healthy enough for the procedure. If not, we can treat your gums in order to remove any infection.
Next, we will implant a metal post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. This is the surgical step in the process and must be done carefully to ensure that the gums can heal quickly. Over the course of a couple of months, the metal post and jawbone will fuse together. This creates a strong synthetic root system that is as sturdy as a natural tooth would be. Once ready, we will then secure the new synthetic tooth to the metal post. The result is a tooth that looks and feels natural. The process uses advance dental techniques and as a periodontist, Dr. Pechak can ensure that your dental implants will look and feel amazing.