What Makes a Dentist an Implant Specialist?

If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you want peace of mind knowing that your treatment is being completed by an expert in the field. Implant specialists can treat even the most challenging dental implant cases, which is crucial in situations regarding full mouth rejuvenation or underlying medical concerns.

But how can you be sure you’re choosing an implant specialist in The Woodlands, as opposed to someone else? Here are some things to look for:

Licensed Dental Specialist

There are only certain types of dental specialists who offer dental implant treatment. Periodontists are one of them. As a specialist, periodontists like Dr. Saunders are required to complete an additional 2-3 years of formal dental training after 4 years of dental school. This time does not include the additional elective post-graduate training and professional development after specialization. As such, specialists like periodontists are some of the most highly trained dentists to offer dental implant services.

Reputation in the Industry

Some dental specialists are so well-regarded and educated that they serve as advisors to other board-certified experts as well as general dentists. Dr. Kip Saunders is one example. His years of training and hands-on experience in implant therapy have allowed him to coach and mentor other dental providers to help them become better versed in smile reconstruction. In addition to his professional training, he has led the industry in teaching the highest standards of care and advanced techniques in modern implant therapy, working closely with clinical researchers and other experts in the field.

Years of Experience and Cases Completed

Even some specialists prefer to specialize in certain areas of their profession. For instance, a prosthodontist may focus predominantly on dentures. Or an oral surgeon may specifically serve oral cancer survivors. The same can be said for a dental implant specialist.

Dr. Saunders has over three decades of experience performing successful dental implant therapy. In that time, he has transformed the lives of thousands of patients. Each of which come with their own special concerns or unique circumstances. He is, simply put, one of—if not the—most experienced implant providers in The Woodlands and greater Houston area.

Referrals From General Dentists

Although some general family dentists do place dental implants, many do not. Or they only place simple, single-tooth restorations in areas with healthy bone. Otherwise, they typically refer their patients to a licensed periodontist or oral surgeon in the area.

Dr. Saunders works with dozens of dentists throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, and greater North Houston communities to facilitate dental implant care for their patients. Those dentists may refer their patients or the patient calls us directly. In either situation, our specialist will closely communicate with the primary dental provider to ensure the patient receives high-quality, comprehensive treatment before, during, and after implant placement.

Implant Specialist in The Woodlands

Dr. Saunders is one of the most prestigious implant experts in The Woodlands. His extensive training and experience as a leader in the implant industry allow us to provide a wide menu of smile restoration options.

To learn more about us or find out if we’re the right specialist for your smile’s needs, contact us to reserve a consultation.

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