What You Should Look for in a Dental Implant Surgeon

Are you looking for a natural, long term solution for your missing or broken teeth?  Anchored in the jaw bone, dental implants serve as the best alternative to natural teeth.  Dental implants do require intricate surgery, so just like any procedure, it is important to find someone who specializes in dental implants.  Here are the top areas to look at when choosing your dental implant surgeon.

  1. Education/Training:  Obviously you would want to have a licensed dentist perform your dental implant procedure, but you will also want to ensure their education includes rigorous training in dental implants.  Keep in mind any dentist can perform dental implant surgery, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should.  Dental implant surgery is a specialty, so ideally your dentist will have dental implant credentials and even better be board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry.  You will want to ensure your dental surgeon has taken the proper courses related to dental implants and possible complications.  
  2. Experience:  Like any specialty, the more procedures under your surgeon’s belt the better.  You may need bone or tissue grafting, have a complex case or special needs during your procedure, so it is important to find a dental surgeon who is well-versed in your specific needs.  You may also require/opt for IV sedation, so it is imperative that your surgeon has had the rigorous training/credentials if doing the sedation themselves, or has an anesthesiologist at the time of your procedure.
  3. Trust/Bed-Side Manner:  You will want to find a surgeon that is thorough, takes his/her time with you and you feel like you can trust.  Dental implant procedures can be costly and may involve multiple appointments, so it is important that you get along with your surgeon, they answer your questions and put your mind at ease.  

Looking for a top dental implant surgeon in Southeast Michigan?  Look no further!  Dr. Gregory J. Young is a Diplomate and board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, he provides education, training and mentoring to his colleagues in all phases of implant dentistry. He has over 37 years of experience and dedicates his practice solely to implant dentistry and training.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are missing a tooth/teeth, have bone loss and are interested in dental implant surgery, please call 888.257.4025 to set up a consultation with Dr. Young.  He has several office locations he works out of throughout Southeast Michigan. 


What Should You Look for in a Dental Implant Surgeon?  January 22, 2018.  Available on 29 September 2021.  Website:  

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