There is no speciality field that is confined to dental implants. Dental implants fall in the field of expertise of a Prosthodontist, Periodontist and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Dental implant therapy consists of two phases – the surgical phase and the restorative phase.
Traditionally, the surgical phase is carried out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist, who have further surgical training. The restorative phase is then carried out by a specialist prosthodontist.
However, a general dentist with further implant training can carry out both phases of treatment. A prosthodontist with surgical training has an added advantage of being a specialist in the restorative phase of implant dentistry.
At Aria Dental we believe dental implant success is about achieving the ideal final aesthetic and functional result.
The dentist must be able to visualise the end result and have a high understanding of the prosthetic component of implant dentistry. They need to have the restorative experience and knowledge to achieve the ideal outcome. This can be achieved by seeking the services of a Prosthodontist.
Dental implant success was previously defined as surgical success, whereby the dental implant had successfully integrated with the jawbone. In reality, a successful dental implant is an implant that has been fully restored in the correct position.
There is now less emphasis on the surgical component of implant dentistry, and more emphasis on the restorative component of implant dentistry.
The success of the treatment is highly dependent on the final prosthesis or crown. A Prosthodontist is a specialist in this field and has the knowledge and skills to achieve this.
We have to know Prosthodontics. By all means you can do the most fantastic grafting, insert the most fantastic implants, but if the prosthesis isn’t good, what’s the point?”
Dr Morton Perel: Editor of the Journal of Implant Dentistry
Dr Michael Zaninovich is a specialist in the field of Prosthodontics and is able to reconstruct your mouth to optimal aesthetics and function. In the majority of cases, he will be involved in your treatment planning as well as the surgical execution to maximise the success of your implant procedure.
Unlike medical specialists, you do not need a referral letter to make an appointment. If you are considering dental implants, call Aria Dental to make an appointment and create your perfect smile with a highly functional and aesthetic outcome!
Our dental implant services are used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. Due to our Perth CBD location, we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.