DENTAL IMPLANTS

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Dental Implants

Flexibility. Customization. Quality of Life Implants.


Let’s start off with a very simple fact … patients don’t want dental implants; they want teeth! That’s why at Vacek Family Dentistry, my staff and I decided many years ago to become experts in the field of replacing one or more missing teeth in the most stable, predictable, beautiful, and functional manner using strong, stable, and safe dental implants.

Let’s talk about dental implants.
If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth, you are probably a good candidate for dental implants. First, we can help you navigate the big picture of dental implant treatment options, ranging all the way from clinical to financial, from one tooth to many, and from start to finish, before you even begin your journey.

We are not afraid to talk to you about the investment that implant dentistry requires at the front end, because regardless of your situation, we have multiple options to make it affordable and attainable, without compromise. First, my staff and I will sit down and talk with you to find out where exactly you want to go, including time frame and financial considerations. We are talking about a real conversation, at a round table, as equals in attaining our goals … NOT as you lay horizontal in a dental chair and we talk down to you through a mask! Is that any way to make an important decision that can literally change your life?

When you are considering dental implants for yourself or someone you love, you need a highly trained and qualified surgeon to handle the placement of the implant(s). You also need a highly skilled restorative dentist who knows the intricacies of creating a healthy, beautiful smile that will be supported by the implant(s).

 
 

What sets Dr. Vacek and his team apart when it comes to dental implant expertise?

We're your local dental implant experts. What if Dr. Vacek and his team were experts in dental implants from start to finish in one location? The great news for you as a patient is that is exactly what we are! This is what sets our office apart in leading edge implant dentistry. That is why we can present and deliver complex implant dentistry, ranging from replacing one tooth to an entire arch, predictably and affordably, from planning to execution, based on your individual goals and desires.

“Do what you want, but be the best at it.” This is some of the best advice I ever received. When I began my own journey in dental implant surgery many years ago I knew above all that I had to do it well. That’s why I sought out world-renowned implant surgeon Dr. Arun Garg to be my mentor in pioneering, evidence-based implant surgery, and why I’ve spent over 400 hours of continuing education with him over the years. It’s why I accepted a visiting faculty position at CERECdoctors.com, where I can teach (and continue to learn) the advancing arts of computer-guided implant surgery and implant restorative design. And it is why I maintain Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA) and membership in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). If it is the desire of my staff and I to set the standard of care in implant dentistry from start to finish, we need to learn and continue to learn from the best.

What do patient's say about implant dentistry at Vacek Family Dentistry?

See what one patient has to say about implant dentistry in our office We think Joette captures what makes us different:

I don't want to compromise what I want!

We do not advertise the cheapest dental implants around, or try to cut corners to save cost! Instead, we achieve affordability through technology and efficiency. A great example is CBCT 3D imaging in our office with the Dentsply Sirona XG3D. This comfortable, 18 second scan gives us the most detailed three-dimensional view of the potential implant site and surrounding area available in the industry. It is the cornerstone of our planning. It amazes us still even to this day, but we are also able to use our cad/cam imaging with CEREC to design the final tooth BEFORE the implant is even placed! The merging of these technologies literally means we do your entire surgery virtually before we ever start. Planning is one thing … the execution is what matters. Our plan becomes reality when we 3D print a surgical guide that precisely delivers the implant or implants to the site such that the planned end result is precisely as expected and intended. This level of planning is not reserved for complex cases, but rather is standard procedure for us day in and day out.

Here is a video of an implant being designed in real-time, which we can do for you at your consult appointment, inviting you into the process and helping you understand what is possible.

How do I know if this is the right dental implant solution for me?

  • A surgery that is faster, more predictable, and less invasive than traditional implant surgery.
  • A surgical result that is idealized for the end restorative plan.
  • An upfront and straightforward cost estimate without nickel and dime surprises.
  • A more pleasant experience for patient and doctor alike!
 
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What are my options for dental implants?

Implants can improve your life. The key here is flexibility and customized options to help you achieve a higher quality of life with dental implants. Calling us today could actually change your life for the better, and that is why all of us at Vacek Family Dentistry are here is the first place.

I want to replace one missing tooth.

With Single Tooth Implant Replacement, our goal to replace a single missing tooth is to provide you with a result that is functionally and esthetically indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Unlike a traditional bridge, an implant does not need the support of neighboring teeth. As such, an implant can provide a one-tooth solution for a one-tooth problem, instead of making it a three-tooth problem by preparing the adjacent teeth. In some cases a fixed traditional bridge may in fact be the best option, and we can help guide that decision, but in 2018, an implant should absolutely be at the forefront of treatment options. To put it simply, in most cases it is the first option I would consider for myself or my family.

I want to replace a few teeth.

You want Multiple Tooth Replacement. Often times we can apply the same principles to replace multiple teeth with implants. One major advantage is that in many cases does not require one implant for each tooth. As an example, we can replace a span of four missing teeth with a lifelike porcelain restoration using only two implants. This decision will be part of your customized treatment planning, but it can help make the benefits of implants attainable and affordable.

 
 
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