Dental implants are great solutions for teeth replacement, however when performed in the smile zone, they require detailed planning, careful techniques, and coordinated effort between the expert clinicians. This podcast discusses 5 key principles for achieving predictable success with dental implants in the aesthetic zone.
In this video, Antonio shares his experience about replacement of his missing teeth with dental implants, the treating dentists, and our office. He had lost two of his lower molars since teenage years. He was recommended dental implants as the ideal replacement option. First, he required orthodontic treatment to create adequate space and then bone grafting was done to augment the bone that had been lost following extractions. Finally two implants were placed, one on each side, providing support for single crowns. This provided him with a good bite and ability to eat his favorite food.
IV sedation is the most recommended anesthesia option and chosen by most patients for oral surgery procedures such as extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and bone grafting. It is safe and predictable with quick recovery. This video discusses benefits of anesthesia, its technique, and safety features.
Dental implants success depends on many factors including patient health, proper diagnosis and treatment planning, team approach between the oral surgeon, restorative dentist, and other team members, as well as normal and healthy bone where implants are placed. This podcast reviews techniques used to correct a three dimensional jaw bone defect to allow proper positioning of dental implants and bridge.