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What type of dentist can put in dental implants?

General dentists usually determine if an implant is appropriate for you, but sometimes they may refer you to a dental specialist for additional care. Following are some of the dental specialists who may be called upon, and brief descriptions of their areas of expertise:
  • prosthodontist - restoration and replacement of teeth
  • oral and maxillofacial surgeon - dental surgery
  • periodontist - periodontal (gum) disease

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