WE ARE THE ONLY IMPLANT PRACTICE THAT UTILIZES ABONE-ENGAGING SURGICAL GUIDE PROTOCOL ( PATENTS: US #7,153,132 B2 & US # 9,149,342 B2 ) WHICH ALLOW US TO PLACE IMPLANTS EXACTLY WHERE THEY NEED TO BE WITH EXTREME PRECISION, THUS AVOIDING COMPLICATIONS & MINIMIZING PAIN FOR THE PATIENT. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SYSTEM BELOW AND ON THE DOCTOR PAGES:
Today we are replacing a lower first molar. I consider it the most important tooth we have. Most dentists consider it the cornerstone of the mouth. When we lose this tooth the rest of the dentition begins to collapse and we begin our journey down the road to Denture Town.
Many refuse to take that trip, so they replace it with an implant and crown. In fact I replace more lower first molars than all the rest combined. It can be very easy, usually 2 appointments a few weeks apart. There are different types of implants we can use here ...this one is a one piece large diameter implant....the patient has a substantial amount of bone so we can use a widebody implant.
The First photo shows the missing first molar and a mark for the implants position. The entire procedure has been planned out to the last detail during the case work-up, study model and surgical guide fabrication procedures. We spend approximately 2 hours in the dental lab perfecting the case before the day of surgery. Precision planning and technique is required for successful placement and a speedy completion of the case.
First we use a diamond to remove a small piece of tissue. We have used novicaine and the patient feels nothing.
Using my patented, bone supported surgical stent,
we make a small hole for our implant. This allows precision placement exactly where we need it to be.
After removing additional tissue and preparing the site further, we are ready to place the implant.
Notice it is a clean process with very little bleeding. This is a great advantage of one piece, immediate load implants.
The implant is a 5mm by 12mm one-piece. This is a great implant for lower first molars.
We take digital XRs to check progress.
Final position and it offers a solid foundation for the crown that goes on top.
Total time of surgery about 60 minutes. We take an impression for the final crown and cover the implant temporally.
The final crown is cemented immediately after it is fabricated and it looks great. TA... DA..!!! :)