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Afraid Of The Dentist? Tips To Help You Achieve The Smile You Desire!

Fear of dentistry is a common problem, maybe more than most people realize. Some surveys estimate that, worldwide, anywhere from 13% to 24% people struggle with it. In the U.S., an estimated 75% of adults have some level of fear associated with dental visits. Of those, 5 – 10% can be categorized as dental phobics, adults who are so fearful of dentistry that they avoid treatment until pain forces them to seek care.

For most who deal with dental fear, however, it is manageable. Once the individual has found a dentist he or she trusts, many relax. A few other things can help fearful patients get through their dental visits without a white-knuckled grip on the treatment chair. These include:

• Soothing Office Environment: When a dental office doesn’t have a look, feel or smell of a dental office, it can relax anxious patients from the get-go. For example, our Reception Area features a beverage bar and wide screen monitor of beautiful nature videos set to soothing music. We’ve had many patients comment on the relaxing sensation they get from watching and listening to these clips.

• Well-managed Appointments: A long wait in a reception area can cause anxiety to build up. We want your brief wait to be a “catch your breath” opportunity, allowing you to relax. Our goal is to ensure our patients feel they are a priority from arrival through check-out. This is why we are so committed to seeing patients within 10 minutes of their appointed time. In some instances, emergencies or unpredictable situations can cause delays. However, we try to keep the waiting patient informed when this occurs to prevent anxiety from building.

• Relaxing Distractions: When patients listen to music or watch a movie, their focus is often taken off the treatment they’re receiving. For fearful patients, this can help. As you are being seated in the treatment chair, ask about music and video choices. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at our vast inventory of selections!

Dr. Barbat with happy, relaxed patient.

• Good Communication: While some patients prefer to be distracted from what’s taking place in their mouths, others feel more confident knowing each step. Before, during and even after a procedure, we keep patients informed of what we are doing so they feel a sense of control. During this process, we may also use monitors to show images of areas being treated and to explain the treatment’s advantages.

• Oral Sedation: Some patients prefer the added relaxation of Oral Sedation. This deep relaxation aid is in pill form and takes effect even before the patient arrives. Although the patient can walk to the chair and is not ‘officially’ asleep, Oral Sedation does provide a dozing state throughout treatment. Recovery is quick and most people have little or no memory of the procedure after.

• I.V. Sedation (Twilight Sleep): We have certain patients who wish to be “put under” for certain dental procedures. For these, we recommend I.V. Sedation, or “twilight sleep.” This is a deeper sleep-state of sedation that is administered in the vein by a trained professional. As patients snooze, the procedure is completed while they are carefully monitored by trained staff and safety equipment throughout (as with Oral Sedation as well). I.V. Sedation typically erases all memory of the procedure after but does require more recovery time than for Oral Sedation.

• Committed Team: Our entire office – from the administrative team to the clinical staff to the doctors who administer your procedures – are all ONE when it comes to creating a welcoming, respectful and compassionate environment for patients, especially those who have dental fears. We understand that these fears may be the result of an unfortunate experience in another dental office. However, some people cannot pinpoint why these fears exist, they just know they are there.

Our unified goal is to have patients smiling as they enter our front door and smiling as they leave. We know that, even for patients who have dental fears, your dental visit can be a positive experience. We also know, however, that we must first get you in the door so you can experience that!

Begin with a friendly conversation with our phone staff by calling 586-739-2155. Then, ask for a no-cost, no obligation consultation. During this, we’ll relax in comfy chairs in a private consultation room that is removed from the clinical side of the office. You can share your concerns and ask questions, which I’ll answer thoroughly.

If you’re too uneasy about coming in for a consultation, ask for a phone consultation. We can discuss your needs over the phone and you can determine when a personal visit is the next step. If you like, we can also put you in touch with several patients who, like you, once had dental fears and now enjoy healthy smiles. Hearing from someone who has ‘been there, done that’ can often help.

Don’t let imagined complications keep you from achieving the smile you desire. Imagine your life with a healthy, attractive smile. With our help, we believe you can achieve your goal while getting dental fears behind you!

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Know The Warning Signs!

Ask most Americans which cancers are the most deadly and you’ll likely hear replies of pancreatic, prostrate or breast cancer. While these cancers are widespread and can be deadly, you rarely hear about oral cancer.

What makes Oral Cancer so deadly is its ability to progress long before symptoms emerge. By the time they do, it becomes a difficult cancer to battle. Treatment is often very disfiguring. Even worse, it is known to be one of the deadliest of all cancers, taking the life of one American every hour of every day.

In the majority of dental offices, regular dental exams include an annual screening for Oral Cancer. However, a 2014 Gallup poll showed that one-third of American adults have not seen a dentist in over a year (http://www.gallup.com/poll/168716/one-third-americans-haven-visited-dentist-past-year.aspx), leaving a significant percentage of adults unchecked. If a key component in catching Oral Cancer before it becomes deadly involves a dental visit, the challenge will continue until more individuals are in a dental chair.

For many individuals, dental fear can be a deterrent to having regular dental care. This is why we offer oral and I.V. sedation. These relaxation options, in addition to providing a gentle touch, have opened the doors for many fearful adults to have regular dental care. Still, there are an estimated 70 percent who have fears or anxiety when it comes to dental visits. Some are so fearful that they avoid dental visits altogether.

Those with the highest risk are adult males, with Black males being the most susceptible. Oral cancer risk also increases with age, especially after age 50. Risk levels generally peak between ages 60 – 70. The highest rates have been noted with males between ages 50 – 59.

Other risk factors (for all ages) includes tobacco and alcohol use. However, a particular factor that is spiking numbers in younger age groups is the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV).

A National Cancer Institute Survey shows a 15% increase in oral cancer rates over the past three decades. Still, many people assume “if it doesn’t hurt, then nothing’s wrong.” I believe this has lead to such high levels of periodontal (gum) disease and subsequent adult tooth loss. And, as rising Oral Cancer statistics show, the casual attitude toward dental exams can result in far worse than losing teeth.

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Begin by becoming familiar with the symptoms. Acting on these early warning signs means we can take prompt, appropriate action. These include:

•    A sore, irritation, lump or thick patch in the mouth, lip, or throat
•    White or red patch inside the mouth
•    Feeling something is stuck in the throat
•    Difficulty chewing or swallowing
•    Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue
•    Numbness in the tongue or other areas of the mouth
•    Unexplained swelling of the jaw
•    Pain in an ear without hearing loss

While these symptoms do not always indicate Oral Cancer, anything in the mouth that does not go away on its own in 10-14 days should be examined immediately. Early treatment can mean the difference between resolving the problem simply or disfiguring surgeries, and even death.

Call 586-739-2155 for an examination appointment if you have not had regular dental check-ups. In the meantime, learn more about Oral Cancer at the American Cancer Society’s web site:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-key-statistics

Gentle Dental Care + Sedation = Confident Smiles!

If going to the dentist invokes feelings of anxiety, nervousness or fear, you are in good company. Over 70% of American adults are estimated to have some level of fear or anxiety associated with dental visits.

For many adults, this keeps them from having regular dental care. And, it’s the regular cleanings and exams that help to prevent problems in the first place. Because fear holds many people back from having these appointments, their needs become gradually more complex as a result. As a matter of fact, many high-fear adults only see a dentist when a problem becomes so painful they are forced to set their fears aside to achieve pain relief.

As far as who has dental fear, it certainly doesn’t discriminate. With fearful adults, there is no typical age group, income level, or gender and it effects all ethnic groups.

As a dentist who has built a reputation for a gentle touch, I see a number of patients who come from a wide vicinity because of their fear issues. Sadly, by the time they arrive, many high-fear patients have already lost natural teeth and are at risk of losing more. A large percentage have some level of periodontal (gum) disease.

In addition to being the nation’s leading cause of adult tooth loss, the bacteria of gum disease has been found to trigger inflammatory reactions elsewhere in the body. This infectious bacteria has been associated with heart disease, stroke, some cancers, arthritis, diabetes, impotency, preterm babies and more. This greatly amplifies the need for good oral health.

In addition to providing respectful care with a gentle touch, we offer Oral Sedation or I.V. Sedation (twilight sleep) in addition to our standard relaxation features . We also pace your care according to what is comfortable for you. Patients tend to relax when they realize they are in charge of what is done at each appointment and how frequently those appointments occur.

No matter how you would categorize your anxiety when it comes to dental care, we know you can overcome these challenges and achieve a healthy mouth and confident smile. Many of our formerly-fearful patients have even overcome their dread of dental care altogether. We love seeing these patients walk in with a smile and leave smiling – and knowing that they love sharing their smile often!

Begin by calling 1-866-9-Smiles to arrange a no-charge Consultation. This is a discussion that takes place in a private, living-room style setting that is removed from the clinical side of the office. During this time, we’ll discuss your concerns and how we can help you move at a pace that’s right for you.

Let your smile be a beautiful reflection of who you are, inside and out! We’ll help you convert your fear of dental visits to the terrific smile you desire.

Smile Makeovers Have Positive Effects Inside and Out!

While the visual impact of the smile makeovers we create for our patients is obvious, what cannot be seen, just by looking, is the significant effect a more flattering smile can have when it comes to (what we refer to as) “smiling from the inside out.” It’s the uplifting feeling these patients have when their smile truly reflects their inner joy.

An attractive smile tends to boost one’s self-esteem and level of confidence. Our ‘smile makeover’ patients often tell us they find themselves smiling more often and feel more outgoing. From what we witness, it’s no surprise that research has found that the mere act of smiling gives a boost to one’s mood.

Apparently, the brain reacts to smiling by releasing endorphins, which are our ‘natural high’ chemicals that make us happy. Even ‘faking’ a smile seems to prompt this reaction, according to research.

When it comes to smile improvements, however, having a ‘makeover’ isn’t always needed to make a positive result in both appearance and perception of how one feels about their smile. Sometimes, even small changes can have a tremendous effect. In some cases, we’ve placed just four veneers on upper, front teeth for a marked improvement.DrB Pt Mirror copy

Porcelain veneers are the ‘gold standard,’ providing optimal durability, longevity and natural appeal. Veneers give a opalescense like that of natural teeth, even reflecting light in a similar way. Yet, there are a number of ways to improve the appearance of a smile.

Whitening teeth can create a notable improvement for those who have stains or discoloration from foods, aging, smoking or medications. A whiter, brighter smile tends to camouflage flaws and projects a cleaner, healthier appearance of teeth.

Bonding is another way to repair minor flaws, such as chips, uneven teeth, or gaps between teeth. Although not as durable as porcelain veneers and less resistant to staining, bonding is a less expensive method for improving small issues. And, when it comes to a smile, these small issues can have a dramatic effect on how one feels about their smile.

You may be surprised that many esthetic treatments can often be completed in just one visit. And, as with all procedures in our office, comfort is a high priority. For those who desire, we make oral or IV sedation available. Both are safe relaxation methods that erase most, if not all, memory of your procedure time. Recovery is quick and you are monitored throughout treatment with advanced equipment and trained staff.

Imagine yourself with a smile that gets compliments often. Would it make you want to smile more often? Would you feel more attractive? Would it boost your confidence in social or business settings?

Yes? Then, begin with a free Consultation to learn about the latest techniques and materials in esthetic dentistry. During this time, we’ll discuss the best options to create the smile you desire. I’ll go over the specifics of treatment and estimated costs. If desired, you can also meet with our Financial Coordinator to learn about easy payment options, most are interest-free with no down payment required.

Imagine that smile you want and then take a first step to fulfilling your dream! Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to arrange a time convenient for you.

Is Dental Fear Preventing You From A Confident Smile?

I’ve enjoyed over two decades of dental practice. During this time, I have been blessed with a wonderful staff and a fabulous patient family. In all these years, one of the most challenging hurdles I’ve seen for a number of patients who want a confident smile? It’s not treatment cost or time or concern about the results. It’s dental fear.

For most adults who have dental fear or anxiety, the originating source seems to stem from a traumatic dental experience in their past, often as a child. I’ve heard stories from some who recall being held down in the dental chair by a hurried, rough dentist. Some adults have shared how a dentist continued in a procedure even after being told they were not numb. Naturally, these episodes embed deep into one’s subconscious and overshadow every thought of dentistry.

As a dentist who has treated hundreds of patients who once had high levels of dental fear or anxiety, I understand. There are few times in our lives where we must remain reclined on a narrow chair while someone with pointed instruments pokes around in an area as sensitive as our mouths! Not being able to see what is going on merely adds to the element of fear for some people. Add in the noises, bright lights and feeling vulnerable and, for many people, you have a recipe for white knuckles. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s the other side of that picture, though. Our goal is to NEVER make a patient feel uncomfortable (physically or emotionally) and to ALWAYS create an experience that encourages them to see dental care as positive parts of their overall health and well-being. Once a fearful patient realizes that we can be counted on, they relax. When they realize they are truly in charge of the pace of their treatment, they relax. And, when they realize how wonderful it feels to have a healthy, confident smile, they smile when they walk into our office and smile when walking out!

While I focus on providing the highest level of skills and technology in all procedures, creating a comfortable experience throughout each patient’s visit is a commitment I try to bring to every aspect of care. This is exemplified throughout the practice. From the staff who greet you to the hands that care for you, we believe you deserve a warm, caring team from start to finish.

Some fearful adults do well when Oral Sedation is combined with their visits. This is in pill form and taken prior to arriving to our office. By the time you enter, you’ll be relaxed. You’ll be seated in a treatment chair and covered with a warm blanket while the pill takes full effect.

In addition to helping you relax, Oral Sedation has an amnesiac effect that helps to erase most (if not all) memory of treatment afterward. Throughout your treatment, you’ll be monitored for safety and comfort by a specially trained staff member.

After your procedure, you will return home to rest. Recovery is quick and most feel back to normal within several hours.

In addition to treating fearful or anxious patients, we are also experienced in treating dental phobics. These individuals have such high levels of dental fear they shake or sweat at the mere thoughts of walking into a dental office. In these situations, IV sedation (twilight sleep) is often the preferred option. This is an in-the-vein form of sedation that places you in a sleep state. Most have no memory of treatment after but do need a longer recovery period as a result.

While we are sensitive to the needs of ALL of our patients, we are especially so with those who have fear associated with dental visits. Often, however, the patients who require sedation for one or two visits will decide to forego it upon realizing they can trust us to be gentle and caring at all times.

If you have dental fears or know someone who does, begin by calling toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to speak to a friendly staff member. Ask for a no-cost, no obligation consultation. I’m always happy to meet with patients in this private room that is removed from the clinical side of the office. During this time, we can discuss your concerns and I’ll explain how we can help you at a pace you feel is right.

If desired, we can also put you in touch with some patients who have overcome their dental fears and are now smiling confidently and beautifully!

Don’t let a traumatic episode in your past hold you back from the smile you desire. Take that first step today by making a telephone call. You’ll be treated kindly and respectfully.

Dental Implant Types Designed For Individual Needs

As a dentist who stays on the cutting edge of the field’s latest techniques, technology and materials, I am pleased to have witnessed the impressive developments made over the years. One of the most remarkable areas, to me, has been in that of implant dentistry.

Modern implant dentistry is successful, safe, dependable and often immediate. And, seeing the transformations our patients undergo after treatment once their ability to bite, chew, speak and laugh is restored has been a highlight of my career.

One of the ways that implant dentistry has been so successful is in the unique design of various systems. Dental Implant designs have been fine-tuned for decades so different systems can accommodate various challenges and preferences. There are now implants systems designed for nearly every situation. These include:

Implants Supporting Non-Removable Teeth – For some, removable teeth, although firmly secured to the implants, are too similar to the denture they had (and detested). However, some of the more

All-On-4 Dental Implant System
All-On-4 Dental Implant System

affordable systems have been those that support removable teeth. Now, advanced systems such as All-On-4 are able to support non-removable teeth using just 4 or 6 implants. By positioning the implants at unique angles, these systems distribute the biting and chewing forces evenly among several implants. Another advantage of these systems is their ability to be placed in minimal bone. This is a tremendous advantage for long-time denture wearers who have experienced severe bone loss. Some of these denture wearers were previously told they had insufficient bone structure to support Implants and needed bone grafts prior to implant placement. This new system is able to overcome this obstacle.

 

Fast-Track Dental Implants – With advanced implant systems and computerized technology, implant placement and teeth attachment can now be done quickly in a number of situations. New designs are able to pre-select ideal placement positions for the implanted portions. For some, this means that immediate attachment of teeth can occur. While this option isn’t appropriate for everyone, it works well for certain implant patients. This is why it is important to have an experienced, skilled and highly-trained doctor coordinate your treatment. When your individual needs are carefully assessed, this increases your potential to enjoy a successful outcome versus a ‘clinic’ setting driven by corporate profit goals.

Traditional Dental Implants – The tried-&-true process for most dental implant treatments still today involves several steps. Placement of the implants is performed first. Then, the bone is allowed to grow around the implants for several months. This process is known as ‘osseo-integration’ and can be likened to tying a rope around a tree branch. Over time, the branch grows around the rope. Osseo-integration occurs in a similar fashion but at a much faster pace. After several months, the implant sites are uncovered and a post is positioned inside. Replacement teeth are then secured to the posts. In most situations, patients can wear their denture or partial comfortably within a day after the implant segments are placed. However, the final teeth are not attached until the implants are fully secured.

Dental Implants are the closest thing to the natural teeth you once had. They are also designed to last a lifetime, making them an excellent investment. The type of implant system best suited to your needs will be discussed after an examination and review of Panorex (jaw-to-jaw) imaging.

Begin by calling toll free 1-866-9-Smiles for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and preferences and comfort options, including Oral and I.V. Sedation. If desired, our Financial Coordinator will be happy to explain easy payment options.

If You Are Afraid Of Going To The Dentist, Read This.

Let’s face it. Most adults have a fear of something. Some have a fear of snakes, or heights, or flying. Some people are afraid of closed-in spaces and others have a fear of dogs. I’ve known people who are terrified of water and others who shudder at the sight of a spider.

Fear is not a bad thing, necessarily. It’s our brain’s way of steering us away from something that doesn’t feel right. Yet, for adults who have fear or anxiety associated with dental visits, it’s not unusual for its originating source to be from a traumatic dental visit in the past.

Having a painful or frightening experience at a dental office can easily embed itself in one’s subconscious and can follow many adults for years.  Just the mere thought of going to a dentist can triggers increased heart rate, sweating or crying for some (which includes both men and women).

Proudly, I have developed a reputation for a gentle touch and giving (in my patients’ words) ‘painless injections.’ I also find that going slow and at a pace the patient finds comfortable helps them to relax and feel that trust level that is so important to a good dental relationship.

I’m especially sensitive to helping all patients develop a sense of trust. They trust that I NEVER want them to be uncomfortable. However, for patients who suffer with deep-rooted fears associated with dentistry, we see no reason to withhold methods to enhance relaxation and even induce a sleep-like state when needed or desired.

Many fearful patients opt for Oral Sedation. This is in pill form and taken just prior to arriving at our office. Once here, patients are fully relaxed. As the pill takes full effect, we seat you in a comfortable treatment chair and cover you with a warm blanket. Some patients doze off and on but are able to respond to questions.

For some patients, I.V. Sedation is the preferred option, giving a ‘twilight sleep’ state. I.V. Sedation is administered in-the-vein and is a deeper level of sedation than Oral Sedation. Although this is a more reassuring option for those wanting a sleep state, the recovery period is longer than what Oral Sedation requires.

Both medications erase most or all memory of the procedure afterward. And, with both, numbing the areas being treated is delayed until the patient is fully ‘under.’ In both, you are also monitored by a trained staff member throughout treatment to ensure your safety and comfort.

Our office is committed to providing you with the highest level of skills and technology in every procedure. Creating a comfortable experience throughout each visit is a commitment I try to uphold in every aspect of care.

Our commitment to comfort goes beyond me. It extends to everyone involved in your care.. from the friendly faces who greet you to the clinical team who tend to your smile, we want every visit to be a positive experience.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy, confident smile. While we are sensitive to the needs of all our patients, we are especially attentive to those with dental fear.  If that is you, or someone you know, begin by calling toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to speak with one of our friendly staff members. You’ll be offered a no-cost, no obligation consultation appointment so we can privately discuss your needs.

Wobbly Denture? We Can Fix That – For Good!

When long-time denture wearers tell me about trying to eat, speak or laugh, they often use terms like “wobbly,” “rocking around in my mouth,” and “slippery.” Some even tell me they take their denture OUT in order to eat.

In this day and age, dentistry offers far better options than an ill-fitting denture when it comes to replacing teeth. This is because dentistry now does much more than merely ‘replace’ teeth. There is now an ideal way to restore the stability, security and dependability of natural teeth.

The key to having teeth that can bite and chew begins in the jaw bone. Why? Your upper and lower jaw bones are what once held your natural tooth roots. By having the jaws as the firm, sturdy foundation for your teeth, biting force and chewing stability are restored.

This is how Dental Implants work. They are implanted into your jaw to serve as replacement tooth roots. Your new teeth are then attached to the implants, giving you the look, feel and function of natural teeth.

Yet, it’s not just your ability to eat comfortably that you’ll reap as a benefit. Because you can resume eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber and vitamins and protein-laden meats, your overall health improves. You’ll be able to chew your food thoroughly and comfortable.

Eating with friends and family becomes a pleasure once again as well. Without the fear of embarrassing slips or clicks, accepting invitations that include food is no longer a concern. Research has shown that being socially involved is another bonus to your overall health.

In a recent study on the health benefits of social relationships, researchers found that social ties and involvement with family and friends contributed to increased survivor rates for breast cancer and heart surgery patients. A 2010 data analysis of nearly 150 studies showed that social connection doesn’t just help us survive health problems: the lack of it causes them. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/the-importance-of-being-social/

Your smile is much more than a set of teeth, which of course dentures can mimic. It’s a part of your personality, appearance, digestive process, speech, confidence, self-esteem and kissability! Terms like “wobbly” and “slippery” should never describe something so valuable to your overall well-being.

If you’d like to discuss your options for replacing a denture, begin with a no charge, no obligation consultation. Call 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule a convenient time. During this, I can also have our financial coordinator discuss easy payment options that can break your fee into monthly payments that are manageable to most budgets.

If dental fear is an issue, please know that our office is known for placing a priority on comfort. We offer both oral and I.V. sedation and have an environment designed to relax and pamper you.

I look forward to meeting you!

Affordable Dental Implants With ‘Same-Day’ Teeth

I caught myself in front of the microwave oven the other day, tapping my foot impatiently as I watch the seconds count down. It occurred to me that waiting one minute for water to heat seems like a long time, even though it hasn’t been all that long since I was completely fine with waiting until a tea kettle on the stove started to whistle.

Times have certainly changed. With modern technology and advanced features, our needs can be fulfilled instantaneously. And, we have come to desire this type of immediacy in every aspect of our lives. This includes Dental Implant treatment.

Whereas it once took 4-6 months before the final teeth could be attached to the implanted posts, modern advancements and new techniques in implant dentistry have changed that. Implant systems such as the ‘All-On-4’ provide Dental Implants with attached teeth in one day.

All-On-4 is a unique type of implant system. Because it uses implants placed at strategic angles, each implant is able to support a greater load. This ensures dependable biting and chewing force. It also means a full arch of upper or lower teeth can be placed on just 4 implants.

All-On-4 Dental Implant System
All-On-4 Dental Implant System

Since the treatment fee of Dental Implants is largely based on the number of implants needed, using just 4 per arch provides a more affordable option than most implant systems. In placement, the implants are angled so bone depth requirements are minimal. This also creates a tremendous advantage for long-time denture wearers who’ve experienced bone loss, eliminating the need for bone-rebuilding procedures normally required prior to implant placement.

With All-On-4, teeth can be attached immediately. You’ll walk out of our office and be able to smile confidently at each person you meet! Your new smile will also provide a look and feel like that of natural teeth.

Even better is how Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime. They will never decay or require root canals. They restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably and speak and laugh with confidence.

In some cases, an existing denture may be used. Depending on its condition, we are often able to configure an existing denture to attach to the implants.

In addition to providing same-day teeth, many people love how All-On-4 implants give them teeth that are NOT removable. These teeth will never need to be taken out to be cleaned or while sleeping. They are YOUR teeth that you’ll wake up with and brush in your mouth.

The placement process is simple. Most adults do fine with localized numbing. However, for fearful patients or those with anxiety associated with dental visits, we can add oral or I.V. sedation (twilight sleep) to your treatment. Both create a relaxed state that erases all or most memory of treatment afterwards.

Even though the All-On-4 implant system doesn’t work for every individual, they are appropriate for many adults who are missing all their upper or lower teeth. However, the best way to determine what is best for you is to arrange a free consultation. During this time, we’ll also discuss easy payment options so you can enjoy your new smile while making affordable monthly payments.

Let’s sit down in our private consultation room to discuss what will work best for your needs and preferences. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles.