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Where to go for treatment?
Usually a prosthodontist or general dentist will initiate and coordinate the dental implant process, since they can best assess the merits of this treatment against other prosthetic options. If there is a doubt about whether to extract a tooth and replace it with a dental implant, an endodontist should be consulted.
Dental implant treatment is often a cooperative effort between a surgical dentist who actually places the implant and a restorative dentist who designs, prescribes and inserts the final replacement teeth. Some dentists have advanced training and provide both of these services. The placement of implant fixtures is sometimes done by specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists or periodontists.
Dental implants guide
- What is a dental implant?
- What does it involve?
- What does it cost?