Specialists claim that they are more qualified to place implants, but a lot of general dentists also place implants.
Due to the exponential growth in the placement of dental implants in recent years, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they place their own dental implants.
About half of general dentists place dental implants. In this survey, 53% of general dentists said they do dental implant placement themselves.
“I pick and choose,” said a Virginia prosthodontist. “Those patients who need a more complex treatment are referred to our in-house oral surgeon or periodontists.”
“Every general dentist who can extract a tooth can do most dental implant surgery,” said an Oregon general dentist. “I feel that oral surgeons really do not want you to know how easy it is to do. All dentists owe it to themselves and to their patients. I restore 75% more tooth implants now because I am placing my own. The acceptance was astonishing.”
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What are your thoughts on dentists placing dental implants? Are you placing implants at your dental practice?