I’m in need of a new tooth. I’ve done some research on my options and think a dental implant is my best choice. Is there a special dentist for that or just a regular dentist?
Andrew P. – Utah
I applaud your choice of tooth replacement. It will be the most like having your natural tooth back. If you’re asking if there is a recognized specialty in implant dentistry, there isn’t. However, while any general dentist can place dental implants, it is an advanced procedure so I wouldn’t allow just anyone to do it.
You’ll want to be sure they’ve had significant implant training. For instance, Dr. Noah has had enough training and experience with dental implants to be named a fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Less than one-half of one percent of dentists reach this level.
Don’t hesitate to ask them where they received training for dental implants and how many procedures they’ve completed successfully. If they’re qualified, they won’t be the least bit offended. In fact, they would expect an educated patient to inquire.
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