Word has it you’re looking to get dental implants. A quick Google search will yield hundreds of results—but where on Earth can you find an implant dentist that you trust?
For starters, you should find a dentist with credentialing and expertise in implant dentistry. Many general dentists offer implant services at their practice; however, most do not have the expertise in all phases of implant dentistry that an AAID-credentialed member possesses. The success rate of dental implants has been reported to be as high as 90-95% (source: Journal of Oral Implantology), making it one of the most predictable dental procedures.
Dental implant failure can cause a variety of issues, and to maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome with your dental implant, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has created a directory of implant dentists who have completed the rigorous training needed to become a qualified implant dentist. Credentialed members of the AAID—Fellows and Associate Fellows—have taken extra steps to ensure their education is on par with the most current and innovative procedures in implant dentistry. Their passion and credibility have been established through the 300-500+ hours of training under their belt.
Fellows and Associate Fellows have the utmost experience in surgical and prosthetic aspects of dental implant treatment and are well equipped to help you successfully transition into your beautiful new teeth and live life the way you want to! So, when you are looking for an implant dentist, you should always ask to see if they are AAID-credentialed. They are experts who specialize in implant supported replacement teeth.
To find an implant dentist you can trust, take a look at AAID’s Find a Dentist Tool. This tool will help you locate an AAID-credentialed dentist in your area.