Our Dental Implant Procedure
High-Tech, Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Placement
Dental Implant placement is a delicate and precise procedure that requires detailed diagnostics, thorough planning and meticulous execution. Our doctors use the latest in advanced technology and pay great attention to detail to ensure that your treatment is accurate, efficient, minimally invasive and comfortable.
Experienced and expert treatment
Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Lee are highly skilled and experienced implant dentists who have earned special recognition from advanced implant training institutions for their exceptional surgical skills. They are also experienced cosmetic dentists and take great care to ensure your new replacement teeth are fully functional, look completely natural and fit comfortably.
For especially difficult cases, our doctors partner with our in-office periodontist, Dr. Richard Vasquez, who expertly handles complex implant surgeries and delicate bone grafting procedures.
Start-to-Finish Solutions in the Comfort of Our Office
The combined skills of our doctors, coupled with the use of state-of-the-art technology gives us the ability to perform all elements of the procedure. We handle everything, from implant treatment to the fitting and installation of your permanent replacement teeth—in the comfort of our office. This saves tremendous time and expense, and makes us a premier start-to-finish solution for all of your dental implant needs.
Our Dental Implant Procedure
Each phase of our procedure is thoroughly executed with great precision.
Comprehensive digital diagnostics
All treatment starts with thorough diagnostic information. Along with digital X-rays, we use our Cone Beam 3D CT scanner to capture 3D, 360-degree digital X-ray images of your teeth, jaw, neck and skull. The doctors use these images to determine where the bone volume and density is sufficient to support an implant, and where bone grafting will be needed.
After a comprehensive oral exam, which includes the X-rays, the doctor will determine which treatment is best for your situation. They will explain the procedure in detail and answer all questions. You will be completely informed about what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Meticulous treatment planning
Our doctors relay the CT scan images into special 3D implant planning software, which they use to precisely map out the placement position, angle and depth of insertion for each implant. They also pre-plan any necessary bone grafting.
This makes the actual surgery precise and efficient. For more complex cases, the doctors may also create a wax model of your teeth and bite to assess how your teeth line up. This allows the doctors to plan your treatment with an added element of precision.
Surgical guides guarantee accuracy of placementFor more complex cases, such as multiple implants or implants that have to be placed close to a sinus or nerve, the doctors create a surgical guide that is positioned over the jawbone to ensure precise placement. The guide marks exactly where and at what angle each implant is to be placed.
When a broken-down tooth needs to be extracted, the doctors use a gentle procedure that ensures the extractions are efficient, cause little to no trauma to the surrounding gum and bone, and are virtually painless.
Bone grafting to augment bone
When there is inadequate bone to support an implant, our doctors will place bone graft material to stimulate regrowth of new bone tissue.
Growth factors assist rapid healing
To assist in fast healing of the implant or bone graft, the doctors centrifuge blood platelets from your own blood to make a plasma rich in growth factors. This plasma is applied to the implant site. These growth factors prevent infection and reduce post-treatment swelling, in addition to speeding up the healing process.
Keeping you comfortable
We ensure that you are comfortable at all times. Our doctors and staff are friendly, kind and reassuring, and they make sure you understand everything about the procedure, from beginning to end. The Wand injection system delivers anesthesia comfortably.
We go above and beyond to ensure your implant surgery is done in a sterile environment. We prepare the treatment room to be surgically sterile. Everything used during surgery comes out of surgical packs, including the towels.
Temporary cosmetic teeth to preserve your smile
When implants are placed in visible areas of your smile, our doctors will fabricate and place a cosmetic temporary restoration that will put no pressure on the implant while it heals.
Electronic monitoring of implant stability
The doctors use a special electronic measuring device to determine the stability of the implant. When the implant registers as highly stable, they can place a functional new tooth or set of teeth.
Digital impressionsThe doctors use the latest digital impression technology, the 3Shape Trios® intraoral scanner, to obtain accurate impressions of the top of the implant. These impressions are used to create your new crown or bridge. Digital impressions are more comfortable and more accurate than traditional goopy impressions.
Your beautiful final teeth
Your final teeth are carefully crafted out of high-quality materials in order to get the highest aesthetic results possible. Our doctors consult with you on the look of the final new teeth. This includes choosing the color and shade of your new teeth.
The permanent teeth attached to the implants are made by the some of the best labs in the industry. The labs use the newest materials, such as ceramic and zirconium. Our doctors work with a master lab technician who helps ensure your new teeth look beautiful and fully natural.
$50 Dental Implant Consultation
If you want to find out how dental implants can replace your missing or broken-down teeth, come see us for a Dental Implant Consultation. One of our doctors will give you a comprehensive oral exam to determine if you are a candidate for implants. The doctor will answer all of your questions. You will receive the following during your appointment:
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Necessary X-rays
- Cone Beam 3D imaging as needed
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get any questions answered
For only $50. (A $449 value!)
To make an appointment, call (404) 800‑1442 or click here to request an appointment online.