Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:58

Team Approach to Implant Dentistry

 

Today, dental implants offer patients with permanent tooth loss an excellent alternative to partial or complete dentures.  Dental implants can help patients regain natural smiles, increase their comfort and minimize jawbone deterioration that can occur when natural teeth are lost.


Dental implants combine the best of science and technology, often involving the expertise of several different dental disciplines.  Successful implant placement involves a coordinated team approach composed of prosthodontic dental specialist Dr. Harold Gulbransen, the oral surgeon or periodontist who surgically places the implants, and the lab technician.

The team of dental specialists work together to draw up a treatment plan that best meets each individual patient’s needs.  After an initial comprehensive examination, Dr. Gulbransen consults with other team members to determine if implants are the right solution and what, if any underlying dental issues need to be addressed to insure the success of the implants.  Communication among team members ensures that every step of the process goes smoothly and the best possible results are achieved.  The teamwork continues long after implant placement.  Follow-up examinations with Dr. Gulbransen and other team members are very important.

Dr. Gulbransen, as the prosthodontist, is the ‘quarterback’ of your dental restorative team.  Prosthodontists take a whole-mouth approach to your dental care.  They supervise your treatment from your initial consultations to your follow-up care after treatment.  Dr. Gulbransen will interact with other dentists, specialists and technicians to coordinate your dental treatment plan.

While implants have a very high success rate, implants are not always the best solutions for every dental problem.  Prosthodontists are also trained in the hands-on technical aspects of laboratory fabrication of complex dental prosthetics and complex restoration of dental and facial esthetics.  Harold J. Gulbransen, DDS, has a comprehensive knowledge of dental materials and techniques, insuring both function and esthetics when it comes to your treatment.

Whether your care requires single crowns, fillings, veneers, dental bridges, dentures or complex implant restorations, you can be assured that you are receiving state-of-the-art dentistry from Dr. Harold Gulbransen and his staff, who are dedicated to the highest standards of care in restoration and replacement of teeth.

 

 

One Response to Dental Implants are a Team Effort at SAN DIEGO PROSTHODONTICS, Office of Harold Gulbransen, DDS

  1. […] The first step is to visit our office for a consultation and complete evaluation with Dr. Gulbransen.  Treatment options vary with individual needs.  For information on  your initial appointment, click here.  As a trained dental specialist in prosthodontics, Dr. Gulbransen is well equipped to provide patients with all of their treatment options.  There is no standard, cookie-cutter treatment modality–every patient has their  own individualized treatment planning process.  Successful implant placement involves a coordinated team approach composed of prosthodontic dental specialist Dr. Harold Gulbransen, the oral surgeon or periodontist who surgically places the implants, and the lab technician.  For information on our team approach, view our blog. […]