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What types of mini dental implant cases are typical at Andrea Joy Smith Family Dentistry in Sacramento, CA?

13 Jul

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Dr. Andrea Joy Smith:

The needs of my implant patients span the full spectrum of possible circumstances. I have patients that need their existing denture stabilized, patients that are missing a single-tooth, and patients that are missing 2 to 3 teeth and are in need of of only a few implants. But, I also have patients who are in need of having all remaining teeth extracted and replaced by implants. And this procedure can typically be done in my office in a single visit. The teeth they are given on the initial visit post- xtraction are temporary, to be worn while the healing process takes takes place. I perform these procedures everyday in my office.

Also, I treat patients who wear removable dentures and convert them to fixed teeth that do not come out with the use of mini dental implants. This gives them a more natural way to go about their daily lives, similar to how they lived before their teeth were lost.

My aging population in particular has expressed the fear of their teeth being removed or taken from them if for any reason, they become hospitalized. Their confidence is then boosted as family members and loved ones visit them who are not accustomed to seeing them without teeth.

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What makes a mini dental implant a good option for patients?

13 Jul

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Patients who have missing teeth are often missing them for quite some time. Overtime, the bone associated with that tooth shrinks and decreases in size. The mini dental implant is a good option because there is no need to surgically increase the size of a patient’s bone. Mini dental implants are small enough to fit the reduced amount of the bone. Mini dental implants can then provide an immediate solution to the missing tooth problem. Because of this, a single-tooth or an implant bridge that replaces multiple teeth or even a full denture can be supported immediately without the 6-9 month wait-time sometimes required for an implant to receive its tooth.

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What are the benefits of mini dental implants for patients?

13 Jul

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Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Mini dental implants can benefit patients by replacing missing teeth in a minimally invasive manner.

Mini dental implants are the most modern way to replacing teeth, though there are other procedures that can be performed to fix the problem of missing teeth. There are removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, or even traditional dental implants.

The difference with mini implants compared to other procedures is that this procedure can usually be done without involving the surrounding teeth or requiring a large amount of bone. So, placing the mini dental implant makes the surgery less-invasive, which means less discomfort for patients, and there is an additional benifit of being less costly.

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How many mini dental implants have been placed at Dr. Andrea Joy Smith Family Dentistry in Sacramento, CA?

13 Jul

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Dr. Andrea Joy Smith has been practicing general dentistry for about 25 years. For the last 10 years, in addition to general dentistry, Dr. Andrea Joy Smith Family Dentistry has focused on replacing teeth with mini dental implants. On a daily basis mini dental implants are placed to solve various missing teeth problems. As of today, nearly 7,000 mini dental implants have been placed by Dr. Andrea Joy Smith in Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Andrea Joy Smith + Dr. Sam Shatkin of Aesthetics Learning Academy

29 Jun

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Dr. Sam Shatkin is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of the Aesthetic Learning Academy in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Smith studied the use of botox for treatment of orofacial with Dr. Shatkin. Pictured above, Dr. Shatkin is presenting Dr. Smith with her membership certificate into The International Society of Aesthetic Medical Professionals.

 

For more info on Aesthetics Learning Academy, visit: aestheticlearningacademy.com

 

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Dr. Andrea Joy Smith + Dr. Todd Shatkin of Shatkin F.I.R.S.T!

29 Jun

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Photo’d above is Dr. Andrea Joy Smith with Dr. Todd Shatkin, owner of Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.! Dr. Shatkin invented the Fabricated Implant Restoration & Surgical Technique (F.I.R.S.T) which has been instrumental in Dr. Andrea Joy Smith’s mini dental implant practice in Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Smith is also a regular lecturer at the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T Mini Dental Implant meetings nationwide as photo’d above.

To learn more about Shatkin F.I.R.S.T, Visit Shatkinfirst.com.

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Dr. Andrea Joy Smith + Dr. Gordon Christensen

29 Jun

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The above picture is of Dr Andrea Joy Smith and Dr. Gordon Christensen, Co-founder of the Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report! This was taken in November of 2017 at a meeting for The International Academy of Mini Dental Implants in Dallas, TX; after his keynote speech.

Read more about The Clinicians Report Below (information from http://www.CliniciansReport.org):

CR was founded in 1976 by clinicians who believed practitioners could confirm efficacy and clinical usefulness of new products and avoid both the experimentation on patients and failures in the closet. With this purpose in mind, CR was organized as a unique volunteer purpose of testing all types of dental products and disseminating results to colleagues throughout the world.

 

Find out more about Dr. Christensen and his Clinicians Report by visiting him online at http://www.PCCDental.com.

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