Drs. Allan Libunao and Richard Kim use advanced techniques and technology to place your dental implants. Before beginning treatment, they will take panorex x-rays to determine the precise positioning of your implant posts. Then they will carefully set the implant post or posts in your jawbone. Your gums and bone will heal around the posts, which will act as a stable anchor for your new dental restoration. If you are nervous about your treatment, we offer nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation to help you relax.
Dental implants are available in a wide range of materials. At Suburban Oral Surgery and Implant Center, we only use traditional titanium implants because of their biocompatibility, strength, and durability. We proudly offer the most respected implant brands on the market. These include Nobel Biocare®, Zimmer, Thommen, Straumann®, and OCO Biomedical. Our oral surgeons will help you choose the right brand to meet your oral health needs and budget.
Dental implants can support several types of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and even full dentures. After your gums have healed, we will connect abutment pieces to the implant posts. The restorations can be attached to the abutments for a secure hold. Our restorations are made of the highest quality materials, and they will be custom-made to complement your smile.
Dental implants offer significant advantages over other types of dental restorations. They can completely restore your dental function for improved quality of life. They are permanent and extremely stable – you will never have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place while you are eating or speaking. Additionally, dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent jawbone recession. In this way, they can add structure to your face and reduce the appearance of sunken cheeks. What’s more, they have an overall success rate of about 95%!
If you desire lifelike, stable restorations for your missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. To undergo this treatment, you must have enough bone to support the implant posts. Fortunately, even if you have suffered bone degeneration as a result of tooth loss, we offer oral surgery procedures that can add structure to your jawbone. During bone grafting or a sinus lift, we can add bone or a synthetic substitute to increase jaw density.
ORAL SURGEONS HAVE EXTENSIVE HOSPITAL-BASED SURGICAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION
After finishing dental school, Dr. Libunao and Dr. Kim continued on to attain specialty training beyond the expertise of dental credentials. Oral surgery is, simply put, mouth surgery and jaw & facial reconstruction, and Dr. Libunao and Dr. Kim have been practicing this unique specialty for decades.
When dental graduates choose to go on to be trained as oral surgeons, their specialty training includes 4-6 years of hospital training, including anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine. intensive care, general surgery, ENT plastic surgery, and neurosurgery. Oral surgeons go on to engage in extended study and skill development of the mouth, face, and jaw region as well as hands-on experience, thorough research, and complete analysis of dental implant surgery, bone grafting, wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, and facial trauma.
ORAL SURGEONS HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE THAN DENTISTS PLACING IMPLANTS
The oral surgeon’s sole focus is oral surgery, and as an implant specialist, Dr. Libunao and Dr. Kim have undergone extensive and concentrated surgical training unique to oral surgery. Additionally, they have specialized equipment and materials that are easily accessible. Offices like ours, stocked with instrumentation specific to oral and maxillofacial surgery, allow for us to perform procedures quickly, accurately, and conveniently.
ORAL SURGEONS HAVE TEAMS TRAINED IN IV SEDATION
Further optimizing the comfort of your treatment, oral surgeons are trained and certified to administer anesthesia. We are proud to offer a full suite of professional and safe anesthetic services and care for every treatment that we provide in our state-of-the-art facility. We know that fear and anxiety are real problems that keep people from getting the care they deserve, so we want to set your mind at ease as we use advanced technology to provide you with the more comfortable and safest oral surgical care possible.
THE ORAL SURGEONS’ EXPERTISE ENSURES THE BEST TREATMENT AND RESULTS
Dr. Libunao and Dr. Kim are committed to lifelong learning and maintain their certifications by continuing to fulfill ongoing professional education requirements provided through national meetings, seminars, lectures, and special courses. Choosing an oral surgeon to perform your oral surgery is choosing the most qualified and highly trained surgeon within a specialty, specifically, the mouth, face, and jaw region. This will not only guarantee the best treatment possible but also ensure peace of mind that you are truly in the hands of an expert.