Who should I see if I want dental implants?
Dental implant therapy should always be directed by a properly trained restorative
dentist; prosthodontists receive extensive training and clinical experience with
restorative dental implant therapy as part of their specialty training. Many of
the possible complications with dental implant therapy can be prevented and avoided
with proper preparation and planning. By doing so, tooth replacement therapy with
dental implants may achieve the best possible long term success, function, and esthetics.
Proper planning should be completed as soon as possible when considering dental
implant therapy. When possible, planning should be accomplished prior to the loss
of your tooth or teeth. Early planning will allow for preservation of jaw bone,
decreased delays in treatment, and better long term success of the implant.