A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. The implant serves as an artificial tooth root that provides a secure base for a crown, bridge, or denture.
Endodontists specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the inside of the tooth, including the pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues. The most common endodontic procedure is a root canal.
Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on the health of your gums as well as the placement of dental implants. In addition to diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, Periodontists also perform extractions and are trained in cosmetic dental procedures.