Dr. Jenny Tai DDS
Dr. Jenny Tai DDS
Dr. Jenny Tai DDS
Dr. Jenny Tai DDS
Dental implants are now the most comfortable and permanent solution to replace missing teeth. It is often the preferred tooth replacement treatment option over partial dentures and fixed bridges.
As periodontists, Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai are specialized in the surgical procedures of gum and jawbone, which is the foundation of dental implants. In our practice, we use implant systems that are among the most documented systems with outstanding clinical performance on the market today. We are here to provide the residents of Dallas with the highest quality of dental implants to help you regain your lost chewing function and confidence.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to restore missing teeth. The titanium posts are resistant to decay and they fuse with the natural bone through osseointegration. A well-integrated dental implant forms a strong foundation for the artificial tooth, just as the root does for natural teeth.
Here are some benefits of choosing dental implants:
It's the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.
Long-term tooth replacement solution.
Eat and speak without loose dentures.
No more cavities on implants.
A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth, an implant doesn't.
Enjoy life without worrying about your missing teeth!
What are dental implants?
Dental implant procedures
Immediate implant after tooth extraction
At times, an implant may be placed immediately after extraction of a tooth. In this case, you won’t have to wait for another appointment to place the implant. Before the surgery, a thorough examination with CT scan may be needed to determine if you will have enough bone to secure the implant after the extraction.
Bone grafting or sinus lifting with implant surgery
If your tooth has been missing for some time, the adjacent support bone is likely to shrink. If you are missing too much bone, you may need to having additional bone grafted into the area. This ensures the implant will be adequately supported when it is embedded in the jawbone.
Maxillary sinus floor augmentation, also known as sinus lift, is a surgical procedure which aims to increase the amount of bone in the posterior maxilla (upper jaw bone), in the area of the premolar and molar teeth. The goal of the sinus lift is to graft extra bone into the maxillary sinus, so more bone is available to support a dental implant.
An example of sinus lift before placing an implant.
Teeth in a day (All-on-4) - a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction
For several generations, the traditional denture has been the only practical solution for edentulism (missing teeth). That is no longer the case thanks to the continuing improvement of modern implant dentistry. Commonly also known as Teeth in a Day, this state-of-the-art innovative procedure is a tooth replacement method that requires no waiting period and allows missing teeth to be replaced immediately. It utilises advanced CAD/CAM technologies (computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing) to make sure dental implants are placed precisely at the perfect position.
With these technologies and treatment method, we can give you a safe, comfortable, stable and healthy teeth in just one day - you no longer need to remove your dentures every night to clean them! The treatment is designed to utilize four or more implants to secure your permanent teeth. This treatment will give your beautiful smile back, let you eat well, and it has dramatically changed the lives for many individuals.
Am I a candidate for teeth in a day?
Teeth in a day is a great smile solution but it may not be beneficial for everyone. It requires adequate bone quality and quantity to ensure the procedure is successful and to ensure the implants can support the restoration.
What's the process:
The first step in this life-changing procedure is to schedule your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai. At the consultation visit or the next visit, we will take a 3D cone beam CT scan of your jaw. Once completed, the scan is converted into a 3D medical model giving our team information regarding the bone height, width, and density. This information helps us to insert the implants in the most optimal location and direction. Once implants are well planned in software (virtual surgery is done to avoid touching vital structure), we will know the exact position of all the implants. Then a surgical guide will be fabricated which will guide Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai to precisely insert the implants at the time of surgery. Once the implants are placed, prefabricated denture will be converted to attach to the implants so you will go home with a beautiful smile!
If you are suffering from missing teeth, broken teeth or loose teeth due to periodontal disease (gum disease), or poorly fitting dentures,
Contact our periodontists Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai for any questions you may have!
All the clinical case pictures shown on our website were patients treated by Dr. Ling or Dr. Tai. All rights reserved.
Individual treatment options and results may vary.