I plan on getting a couple of dental implants. I’m a little concerned about choosing the best dentist for the procedure. Are there certain qualifications to look out for?
Matt L.- Denver, CO
That is an important question. Dental implants are an advanced and complicated procedure. I can’t tell you how many horror stories there are about dental implant complications and failure that could have been prevented.
The best dentist you can find for your dental implants are those who’ve had a significant amount of post-graduate training in neuromuscular dentistry, such as the Misch Institute or LVI. I, personally, wouldn’t be comfortable with someone performing that procedure without that caliber of training.
It would be a huge benefit to you, but not necessary, if your dentist was also accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). This will mean that your implant will be as gorgeous and natural looking as possible.
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