Minimally Invasive Dental Implants
Using advanced 3D technology, Dr. Chavez provides full dental implant treatment in the comfort of a single office. Thanks to his skill in aesthetic dentistry, your implant-supported replacement teeth will look and feel very much like your natural teeth. If you have missing teeth or need to have teeth extracted, you can once again have a beautiful, functional smile with dental implants. Implant-supported new teeth look, feel and act just like natural teeth and have become the gold standard of tooth replacement.
What is a Dental Implant?An implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is placed in the jawbone, and a crown, dental bridge, denture or a new set of porcelain teeth is attached. A dental implant looks, acts and feels very much like a natural tooth.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Implant DentistryDr. Chavez is a highly trained and experienced implant dentist. He completed extensive and advanced training in implant dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been placing implants since 2004 and continually stays up-to-date with the latest developments in implantology. He uses his expertise and experience in cosmetic dentistry to ensure that your new implant supported teeth look aesthetic and natural.
$59 Implant ConsultationDr. Chavez offers an implant consultation. The offer includes:
- Comprehensive oral examination
- All necessary digital X-rays
- Intraoral and extraoral photos
- Implant consultation
- Personalized review of your treatment options with Dr. Chavez
- All of your questions answered
- Written treatment plan
3D Preplanning = Minimally Invasive TreatmentFirst, Dr. Chavez will arrange for you to get a 3D dental CT scan, which provides a 360-view of your mouth and jaw. Using special 3D implant software, Dr Chavez will plan precisely plan your surgery ahead of time. This includes the exact angle and position of each implant and eliminates the need for exploratory surgery. If you need to have several implants placed at the same time, Dr. Chavez creates a surgical guide that is placed over your gums during the implant surgery. This makes the placement of your implants highly accurate and efficient. This use of 3D imaging and preplanning technology makes the surgery smooth and accurate. It also makes your treatment minimally invasive, thereby increasing your comfort.
Insufficient Bone? No problem!In the past, patients with insufficient bone could not receive dental implants, but thanks to modern bone grafting and bone augmentation techniques, this is largely no longer a problem. After a tooth has been extracted, Dr. Chavez adds bone grafting material to the socket to enhance the bone for implant placement. Sometimes patients lose a significant amount of bone in the upper arch and are in need of a sinus lift in order to ensure a successful implant placement. Dr. Chavez is experienced in this procedure as well.
Top-Quality Materials for Beautiful New TeethDr. Chavez uses top-quality materials for the implants and the replacement teeth they will support. Combined with accurate placement of the implants, this is the best guarantee for long-term successful results. Dr. Chavez uses only Zimmer Dental for his implants. Zimmer Dental, one of the top companies in the world, also pioneered hip and knee replacements.
Options for Missing TeethDental implants are the strongest and longest-lasting replacement for missing teeth. Here are some of Dr. Chavez’s recommendations to replace one or more missing teeth:
Single Missing ToothIf you need to replace a single tooth, Dr. Chavez can place an implant topped by a porcelain crown that is indistinguishable from a real tooth. A dental implant lasts longer than a traditional dental bridge and doesn’t require alteration to the adjacent teeth.
Multiple Missing TeethWhen many teeth in a row are missing, Dr. Chavez may recommend an implant-supported bridge for stable, long-lasting tooth replacement.
Benefits of Dental ImplantsImplants have many cosmetic and health benefits.
- Implants look, act and feel like natural teeth. You usually do not notice any difference.
- Implants are the strongest and longest-lasting replacements for missing teeth.
- Implants allow you to talk and chew just like natural teeth.
- Implants do not require alteration to the structure of adjacent teeth, as with traditional dental bridges.
- Implants preserve jaw and prevent the unattractive facial sagging and loss of structure that occurs over time, with dentures.