Back in 1969, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) chartered the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI), whose mission is to elevate standards in regards to dental implants in the industry and encourage studies that will improve practice for years to come. As such, they have appointed a variety of dentists as ABOI/ID Diplomates. These dentists symbolize the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. If a dentist has been chosen for this highly specialized designation, it shows that they have the knowledge, ability, and proficiency in regards to implant dentistry.
Dr. McBride of McBride Dental is pleased to offer his services as one of only three dentists in SD County to be ABOI certified, a Diplomate who has shown extensive knowledge and competency in implant dentistry for patients across the county. This is why Dr. McBride is a trusted and chosen dentist in this field, as many dentists who claim they have experience in dental implants actually receive very little formal training in dental implantology, and his methods are tried and true and held to the highest standard.
Being an ABOI/ID Diplomate is a unique position of members who work to protect those in the public who wish to receive implant services, as the designation signifies that these dentists have achieved the highest criteria possible. Only hundreds out of the 150,000 or more dentists in the U.S. hold this certification.
Perhaps you are curious and seeking more information about dental implants, and we would like to answer your questions concerning how dental implants work and the 2 major types. Dental implants are implanted through surgery. They are metal posts that are positioned into your jawbone beneath the gums through a surgical procedure and allow your dentist to mount new teeth. Many people like the freedom of dental implants in the mouth, which never slip or shift, offering a wide range of benefits to patients.
Those who could not receive bridges and dentures due to sore spots or ridges in their mouth may be faced with the decision of implants. There are 2 types of dental implants that are offered by dentists, as approved by the American Dental Association:
Endosteal Implants: These types of implants are placed into the jawbone and, through a second surgery, a post is connected to the implant. An artificial tooth, bridge, or denture can be placed from there.
Subperiosteal Implants: A metal frame is fitted into the jawbone underneath your gum tissue. Over time, as healing takes place, the frame is fixed into your jawbone permanently. Artificial teeth can later be mounted to posts for a realistic effect.
At McBride Dental, our motto is, “Healthy smile, healthy life” and we live by this standard. We want to bring you a comfortable experience in every aspect of your dental needs, including implants. We want to speak with you today if you are leaning toward dental implants but are looking for more information. Call a trusted ABOI/ID Diplomate with particular knowledge in implant dentistry at 760-471-1003.