The placement of dental implants is not a dental specialty—every dentist by law can perform the procedure. You should ask key questions before you agree to an implant procedure. Complication and failures could be avoided if you are treated by an experienced specialist.
Usually, the placement of a dental implant is a joint effort to perform the surgery and attach the implant restoration. You may need to see an oral surgeon, periodontist, or prosthodontist for the implant placement, and a prosthodontist or general dentist for the final restoration of the dental implant. The process may vary if you need a single implant or a full mouth reconstruction.
According to Nashville Restorative Dentistry, one specialist may perform the surgery and actually place the dental implant, while another specialist or general dentist only places the crown on top of the implant to complete the restoration. This called restorative implant dentistry.
It is important for you, the patient, to understand that all these specialists work together as a team for your dental implant services.