Dental Implants

Implants Pre & Post Op

Minimally invasive dental implant placement and temporary crown

This is a very unique technique for an atraumatic tooth removal and immediate dental implant placement. This procedure is often performed without any incisions or sutures. A custom temporary crown is delivered the day of surgery negating the need for a removable temporary flipper. This approach is the hallmark of our practice and insures optimal aesthetic results.

Implants Pre & Post Op

Dental implant with final crown

This is a very unique technique for an atraumatic tooth removal and immediate implant placement. This procedure is often performed without any incisions or sutures. A custom temporary crown is delivered the day of surgery negating the need for a removable temporary flipper. This approach is the hallmark of our practice and insures optimal aesthetic results.

Pre-Operative and Post Operative Posterior

Pre-Operative and Post Operative Posterior (back tooth) Dental Implant

Dental implants protect the bone by stimulating it the same way human tooth roots would.

Implants Pre & Post Op

Minimally invasive dental implant placement and temporary crown

This is a very unique technique for an atraumatic tooth removal and immediate dental implant placement. This procedure is often performed without any incisions or sutures. A custom temporary crown is delivered the day of surgery negating the need for a removable temporary flipper. This approach is the hallmark of our practice and insures optimal aesthetic results.

Pre-Operative and Post Operative Posterior

Pre-Operative and Post Operative Posterior (Back Tooth) Dental Implant

Dental implants protect the bone by stimulating it the same way human tooth roots would.

Posterior Dental Implants (Back teeth)

The vast majority of posterior dental implants are predominantly facilitating function and health. The place of back teeth is essential, because the majority of the chewing function is on the back teeth. The major benefits include preservation of the jaw bone, preservation of adjacent teeth structure and eliminating the need for a bridge and prevention of facial collapse which prevents premature aging. Premature aging is prevented by maintaining esthetic dimensions of the dental facial spatial complex, the vertical dimension from the tip of your nose to your chin (occlusion)- bite. The loss of teeth accentuates this thus deepens the folds in your face.

Anterior Dental Implants (Front Teeth) using the SMILE™ Technique

For anterior (front) teeth, Dr. Henshaw follows the protocol of the SMILE™ Technique developed by Dr. Dennis Shanelec. He has been personally trained in this technique by Dr. Dennis Shanelec at the MTI, Microsurgical Training Institute. SMILE Technique Implants are a state-of-the-art method for esthetic tooth replacement. The SMILE Technique employs minimally invasive extraction, immediate implant placement, and a temporary crown to preserve your natural smile. The temporary crown emerges from the gum exactly like a natural tooth. This supports the gum to maintain tissue height and shape for ideal esthetics. Patients are never without a tooth and can avoid multiple surgeries with removable temporary teeth.

*Simplified Microsurgical Implant Lifelike Esthetics
Immediately after a tooth is removed, gum tissue collapses into the socket. This negatively affects the appearance of the gum line and smile. Removing a tooth under the microscope with minimal trauma permits immediate dental implant placement and prevents bone loss from disfiguring a natural smile.

SMILE Technique Dental Implants are a state-of-the-art method for esthetic tooth replacement. The SMILE Technique employs minimally invasive extraction, immediate dental implant placement, and a temporary crown to preserve your natural smile. The temporary crown emerges from the gum exactly like a natural tooth. This supports the gum to maintain tissue height and shape for ideal esthetics. Patients are never without a tooth and can avoid multiple surgeries with removable temporary teeth.

The SMILE Technique allows patients to leave the dental office following their appointment with a comfortable and esthetic temporary replacement tooth. This is not possible with other methods of dental implant treatment. The SMILE Technique is a single-visit, one-step treatment that requires minimal healing time.