- A special technique must be used for removing teeth without damaging the bone surrounding them.
- Precision with positioning and surgical placement of dental implants is critical to ensure the natural looking appearance of the crowns that will be attached to the implants.
- Determining when to add or graft bone to correct defects in the bone, improve the site for dental implant placement, and improve facial contours.
- Careful management of the soft tissue during procedures which can preserve the contours of the gums around the implant supported crowns and create a more natural-looking smile.
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How Will I Be Evaluated for Dental Implants?Dental implants can be placed for a single tooth, multiple teeth, or replace teeth in the entire mouth. At our Beverly Hills office, each patient is evaluated using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools such as a Kodak 8100 3D scanner to determine the exact anatomy for dental implant placement. Factors that influence the placement of your dental implants include:
- Reason for tooth loss or removal.
- Location of the tooth.
- Quality of the bone.
- Height, width, and depth of the bone.
Tooth Removal TechniqueOne of the critical factors in achieving excellent aesthetic results is the approach Dr. Anson takes to surgical removal of teeth that need to be replaced. Using a gentle technique, he is able to remove teeth without removing or damaging the bone surrounding them by:
- Administering local anesthesia with a controlled pressure that causes little to no discomfort.
- Waiting for the anesthesia to take complete effect before beginning any aspect of the procedure.
- Sectioning the tooth into two or three parts and removing each part.
- Removing the root carefully to preserve the surrounding bone.
- Bone grafting the socket to preserve the maximal amount of bone in certain situations, but not all.
Surgical Implant ProcedureWhen it comes to surgical implant placement, experience has a significant impact on the outcome. Having placed several thousand dental implants in all types of situations, Dr. Anson is able to:
- Thoroughly evaluate the thickness and density of bone.
- Anticipate potential challenges and address them during the procedure.
- Position the dental implant in precisely the right location.
- Achieve natural looking emergence from the gum tissue when the final crown is attached to the implant.
Appropriate Bone GraftingSome dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons will suggest unnecessary bone grafting procedures for patients who do not require this additional measure. When patients in Beverly Hills come to Dr. Anson’s office for a second opinion, it is often determined that bone grafting is entirely unnecessary, and the office was trying to add to the cost of the procedure. Dr. Anson only recommends bone grafting and augmentation in cases where it is needed and performs a technique that is:
- Minimally invasive
- Often less costly
- Yields rapid healing