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Frequently Asked Questions


Why Confident Smile

The first Confident Smile™ bridge is made from reinforced PMMA. This non-metal material is lightweight, strong, has slight flex to absorb forces during the initial healing, and is extremely kind to the soft tissues as you heal. 

The first Natural Teeth™ bridge is made from solid Prettau zirconia. This material is extremely durable and highly esthetic. The hardness of the material makes it resistant to fracturing or chipping. The smooth, non-porous and biocompatible surface makes it resistant to stains and it won’t absorb odors or attract plaque and bacteria.

Most patients who have been told they are not candidates for traditional dental implant options are eligible for Natural Teeth™. The conventional method of placing dental implants into the bone may require complicated bone grafting, resulting in 6-9 months of healing time. The Confident Smile™ procedure uses the front area of the jaw where the bone is denser, and we angle the back implants to avoid the sinus cavities. This placement strategy makes for a much less invasive procedure, avoids the needs for costly and time consuming bone grafts, and provides a solid foundation for your teeth in one visit.

The All-on-4® procedure, as its name implies, uses 4 implants in each jaw to provide support to a titanium reinforced plastic or acrylic bridge. Unfortunately, if 4 implants is not adequate for a given patient and one implant fails, the entire process has to be redone. The old adage applies:  “All on 4, none on 3!” 

Confident Smile™ uses typically 6-8 implants per arch. There are rare instances where we will place only 4 implants but this is not the norm. During your examination and plan review will discuss how many implants you need and why. In addition, Natural Teeth™ is reinforced with a nonmetal, lightweight substructure to provide gentle shock absorption and a natural feel.

Natural Teeth™ is a permanent implant-supported bridge to replace all of your missing teeth. It is the strongest, most functional, and aesthetic nanoceramic available. It provides exceptional rigidity while still having a slight flex to absorb stress. This combination results in an incredibly durable, beautiful tooth replacement option that will both look and feel like natural teeth.


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Dental Implants

Depending on the situation you present to our office, the process can range from 4 weeks to 6-9 months. An evaluation with our office will allow us to give you an accurate timeline of the process.

An injury has a potential to complicate the implant process. We suggest an immediate consultation post injury to determine the extent. Sometimes the right time is to have the implant process started immediately while at certain times it is more beneficial to allow the area to heal first.

Yes in our office we would recommend the site to be preserved during extraction by adding materials that will help hold the space of the tooth being extracted.

In our office we specialize in treating the periodontium (teeth and gums) and dental implants. We work with each patient personally and create an individualized treatment plan to address their teeth and gums. After the periodontium has been stabilized, then it is possible to get dental implants.

We evaluate the entire dentition and provide a personalized treatment plan for each patient. If the teeth are in good shape and are not esthetically compromised multiple implants to replace missing teeth can be a viable option.

Oral Surgery

Dental Extractions

No, we knock you out with a left cross. You'll never see it coming and you won't feel a thing after that

Just call us. We'll take care of you ASAP. If your dentist didn't like it, we'll apologize and seek forgiveness afterwards.

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