In this contemporary world, people want a general dentist for routine cleaning and checkup two times a year. But, various procedures like filling cavities and root canal treatment may need some extra time or appointments for a complete checkup.
Extensive years of training and experience in the field of dental implants are known as implantologist. Any licensed dentist can perform dental implant surgery.
What is the difference between an implantologist and general dentist?
There are many types of dentists like a general dentist, cosmetic dentist, orthodontist, and prosthodontists.
A general dentist is trained to handle routine checkups and multiple processes such as deep cleaning, dental fillings, scaling and polishing.
A prosthodontist also called a dental implant specialist or implantologist, is the one who has extensive training in particular procedures. Tooth replacement and restoration are mainly done by the implantologist.
Qualifications, Licenses, and Trainings of dentists-
A general dentist is qualified to do maintenance on teeth. They completed their four years of graduation in dentistry and been awarded either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.