Dental implant treatment is very important, because it is different from getting crowns, bridges, fillings, root canal therapy, or anything similar. Therefore, it is imperative to find a good dentist who is trained properly and can make your implant treatment go by smoothly. However, it is often difficult to find a dentist like that or to figure out how certified they are. Two things you can question your dentist on are where they received their training and their expertise on dental implants.

Training

The first thing to do is make sure your dentist is a periodontist. Periodontists are dentists who are specialised in preventing, diagnosing and treatment of periodontal disease and are trained in the placement of dental implants. They receive extensive training in these fields apart from the three additional years of education beyond dental school. Knowing their specialization will help you become more certain of whether they are qualified or not to take care of your dental implant placement, as well as maintaining and repairing them. 

Experience

Along with training, another most important aspect for a periodontist is to have experience in the actual implant process. One who is experienced should be placing several implants in a month, something that builds their knowledge of situations and assessment. Periodontists have spent a lot of their time in placing, maintaining and repairing dental implants, so they have a unique insight in guiding about your individual needs and specific conditions. 

What next? 

Luckily, our dental practice, Smiles of Lamesa, checks off all the boxes. Our dental practice is both highly trained and experienced in the placement and maintenance of dental implants, and know what to do if you are in need of a replacement. If you are still looking for a dental implant dentist, or a periodontist, then come to Smiles of Lamesa. Call us today to make an appointment.