A dental implant procedure can be carried out by all licensed dentists as long as they are able to work within the set care standards. However, considering that a dental implant is a surgical procedure, it is important to go to an oral surgeon who has undergone special training and is able to correct any tissue defect.
A periodontist can also perform a dental implant as he has been trained to treat complications around the tooth structure, including th3e gums and the jawbone.
After the dental implant has been put in place by either the oral surgeon or the periodontist, it will be the responsibility of the general dentist to put the implant’s crown in place. A prosthodontist, who specializes in tooth replacement, can also carry out this procedure.
Before you book an appointment with the specialist who will be carrying out the dental implant, it is important to carry out a background check to find out the following:
- If he has any experience in dental implants
- If he has undergone a dental implant course and whether he participates in other courses to advance in his knowledge regarding dental implants. You should also find out if the school he attended has been accredited.
- The number of dental implants he has been able to carry out in the past
You should also ask for recommendations from friends and relatives who have had a dental implant in the past. The recommended dentist will most likely carry out the procedure professionally as these people will give unbiased recommendations. Once a dentist has been recommended to you, you should make plans to visit the clinic before booking an appointment so that you can know the standard of hygiene, know whether they have the modern equipment to carry out the procedure, among other important considerations. If you are contented with what you find at the clinic, you can then book your appointment and have the dental implant put in place.