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What types of doctors specialize in dental implants?

What types of doctors specialize in dental implants?

A doctor plays a significant role in the process of dental implant surgery. He can only supervise you precisely about the entire procedure of placing implants. But one must be thinking about which type of doctor will do the dental implant surgery to remove and replace the unwanted damaged tooth.

Generally, if someone has dental problems, they go to the dental clinic and consult a dentist. Nowadays, dental problems are rapidly increasing rather than other medical issues.  

Choose a doctor of dental implants

A dentist will perform dental surgery. There is a category of dentists who perform dental implant surgery. Let us see who can perform the procedure with knowledge.

General dentist– Generally having teeth issues, we consult a regular dentist, but a general dentist is not always an implant specialist. They usually do routine check-ups, simple extractions, fillings, bridges, crowns, or root canal issues. Only the dentist who is professional in this will perform the surgery; otherwise, the dentist can assist the professional doctor.

Oral-surgeon– These dentists have full knowledge of jawbones, and they are specialized in dental implant surgery. They can handle the problems during surgery, and even after the surgery, such as gum swelling or heavy bleeding, they are experts in placing dental implants. They can figure out what problems can occur to solve other complications during the procedures, such as bone grafting or sinus issues.

Cosmetic dentist– These doctors are more specialized in the aesthetic features of the teeth. These doctors are mostly recommended for implants when implant surgery is needed in the front side of the lower and upper jaw because some front areas and faults are easily visible. These dentists mostly team up with the oral surgeon to implement the best artistic rejuvenation.

Prosthodontists– These surgeons specialize in replacing teeth and restoring the teeth. These surgeons can help the procedure because implant failure is high due to not accurately displacing and reconstructing the teeth. They can perfectly restore and replace the teeth with complete professionalism by being an expert.

Periodontists- These doctors are specialists in curing periodontal diseases. Usually, in dental implant surgery, patients face gum problems like severe infections because of sensitivity. The implant is placed near the gum, so periodontists will be able to solve these conditions.

Can all dentists install dental implants?

There is the category of specialized doctors, but the patient can find one dentist in all skills. Some dentists get adequately trained to place dental implants by which they automatically get specialized in the entire procedure of the implant surgery. If your dentist is not specialized in all aspects, there is another way to get the procedure done.

  1. In the first stage of the procedure, the oral surgeons and periodontists are specialized in this first step. These specialists in the clinic will apply the procedure.
  2. In the second stage, the prosthodontist plays the role of restoring the gap between the teeth. If a prosthodontist does this procedure, then there will be fewer chances of implant failure.

If any issues occur even after the surgery, these specialists will make you aware of the consequences but there is a one percent chance of implant failure. 

Decide on the surgeon for dental surgery?

There is a list of surgeons who can perform these surgeries, but choosing one may get complicated. Consider some points while choosing your surgeon, and after analyzing all these steps, you will be sure about the surgeon because all specialists are at their best. 

  • Firstly, consult an experienced and skilled doctor who has performed the surgery multiple times.
  •  Notice if he is listening to your problems properly or not because they can only treat you if they are good listeners.
  •  Check if the doctor scrutinizes your teeth conditions and does all the tests before deciding on the surgery.
  • Are you feeling satisfied with the doctor’s skills and examination?
  •  After examination, did he tell you the problems and explained the entire procedure adequately.


Dental implant surgery wants precise planning to ensure that the surgeon knows the steps and problems in the procedure. Implant surgery not only needs an implant surgeon but someone who knows everything, including infections. The operator should be experienced to handle normal to worse conditions possible in this procedure. Patients with doubts can go to the dentists, where every specialist is available, and suggest their opinions during the procedure.

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Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande is a BDS & MDS in teeth replacement and implantology (prosthodontics). He has been practicing as an implantologist, smile designer & consultant in Bandra and Mira Bhayandar.

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