Dr. Laura in Mexico with Dr. Al-Faraje. He autographed her text books! She was his favorite student afterall. ;)
Dr. Laura after her graduation ceremony from the California Implant Institute
Dental Implants have revolutionized dentistry today. Not that long ago, if a patient lost a tooth, the best solution available was to make the patient a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture. Neither of these two options are ideal, because they cause damage to your adjacent teeth, the bone in the area around the lost tooth will resorb, bridges are difficult to floss and keep clean, and removable partial dentures must be removed, and do not function like a normal tooth. Therefore patient satisfaction is diminished. Today, Dental Implants have taken place as the most desirable replacement for missing teeth. Dental Implants are titanium screws that replace the root portion of your tooth. A beautiful crown is then cemented to the implant to create a tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Implants can be brushed and flossed ensuring excellent oral hygiene capabilities, and they help maintain your bone levels, which improves facial esthetics.
Implants can be used to replace as many teeth as needed, or can be used to secure other prostheses like partial or complete dentures.
At SkyRidge Dental, all implant cases are planned digitally with the use of Cone Beam CT technology (See the XG3D tab), as well as the CEREC for digital imaging, before any surgery is done. With these two technologies, the patient and Dr. Laura can easily go over every aspect of treatment planning ahead of time.
Dr. Laura is a fellow and graduate of the California Implant Institute, where she studied under the well-known author and clinician Dr. Louie Al-Faraje.
Implant Consultations are always free at SkyRidge, so please inquire with us. We are sure that you will be impressed with the technology and expertise we offer in Dental Implantology.