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dental implants - what can it mean for the periodontist says that the site looks solid?

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Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 14 years experience
Enough bone: If a periodontist says the site looks solid, i would interpret that to mean that there is solid bone or enough bone for the implant. There has to be a certain height and width of bone present for the implant.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Good prognosis: Probably means the site is good and ready to recieve the implant. If the implant is already in place probably means all is well and there is no movement of the implant which is what we strive to achieve.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
CT Scan?: In our practice we usually use a ct scan to look at the bone density. Although it adds a little to the cost, it can prevent things like failing implants and sinus perforations. Taking the extra time to have a ct scan could be a great solution. This extra diagnostic test allows actual measurement of the bone.
Dr. Scott Frank
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
Well healed: An implant that is solid is osseiintegrated which means it is healed within the jawbone. This is the goal and outcome that allows the implant to successfully anchor a crown, bridge or denture.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
That's good!: Dental implants generally have a better success rate in denser bone.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Good bone: Probably referring to the appearance of the bone where the implant is to be placed. Good density, shape and size, and good available length with healthy tissue at the surface are all things that we look for when evaluating the area for implant placement.

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A 60-year-old male asked:

My periodontist, prosthodontist and oral and maxilo surgeon each wish to do my dental implants. How can I possibly choose among them?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Implants: Each of these specialists can place implants. Choose the one that you trust and feel most comfortable with.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
I would not be so sure, as a Prosthodontist myself, I know that the oral surgeons and the periodontists have more training and more experience in placing implants, the Prosthodontist or the general dentist can design better the placement and the restoration.
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A 60-year-old male asked:

Need to decide on whom will do dental implants--my prosthodontist, periodontist or oral surgeon. How can a patient reliably choose?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
My recommendation: Yes, unfortunately this is not something the patient can judge for themselves and i sympathize with your frustration. There is an answer however. Your general dentist should be the team captain with treatment choice and overseeing the entire process from start to finish. If you trust and respect your dentist, he\she does know who would be the best one to place the implant fixture. Ask.

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