I need to replace two teeth and want to get dental implants. Can I go to a general dentist or do I need an implant dentist?
Rex B. – Fayetteville, AR
There isn’t really such a thing as an implant dentist, because there is not a dental specialty in implants. Therefore, any dentist who does implants is, though they may call themselves an implant dentist, is really just a general dentist.
The reason they call themselves that is so that patients know it is a procedure they do. However, you need to be careful. Not every dentist who does the procedure actually has the training necessary to do a good job.
Take a peek at Dr. Noah’s implant page to get an idea of what kind of training you want the dentist to have. It’s an advanced procedure, with a chance of failure, so you want to give yourself the best chance possible.
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