Orange County is home to the Housewives and of course is home to some of the top doctors in the world for two reasons, the climate, and the number of people that do whatever it takes to look their best.
Dr. Michaelis is one of the most sought after dental implant dentist in Newport Beach and is an educator and patient advocate in the field of oral surgeons.
Dr Thomas Michaelis offered IJR NEWS the below article
With the latest advancements in dental implant technology it is now possible to have your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon remove a non-restorable tooth, place a dental implant and then have a temporary crown attached to the implant all in the same day! Gone are the days where you had to wait 6-12 months before the dental implant was ready to use. The newer implant designs now allow for immediate loading. It still takes some time for the implant to integrate with your jaw bone before the permanent crowns can be made, but the overall treatment time has been significantly reduced!
The highest, most predictable success rates regarding immediate loading of dental implants involves a ‘team’ approach. The ‘team’ consists of you, your restorative dentist, and an experienced surgeon. I like to call this the ‘Medical Model’ of implant dentistry. In medicine, the general practitioners will always refer out to a specialist any problem that they are not trained to manage or where they feel it would be in their patients’ best interest to be referred to a specialist. This isn’t as common in dentistry. General dentists often want to keep their production up so instead of referring complicated
situations out to those better trained to manage them, the general dentists attempt, often with poor results, to manage these patients themselves. If a medical patient needed their gallbladder out, that patient is always referred to a surgeon. If a dental patient needs a dental implant, many of those patients are NOT referred to a surgeon. Why not? They’re both surgeries! I’m not quite sure what the reason is. If your dentist offers to do your implant surgery just know that you have options. Ask them who they would want to place an implant in their mouth….and go there. I’m partly kidding but the point I want to make is that it is critical to long-term success to be an informed consumer. The bottom line is, just be careful regarding who you choose to perform your surgery, whether it’s your gallbladder or a dental implant.