Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pleasanton area dentist provides a solution for patients with dental anxiety

At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we understand that many patients young and old may have dental anxiety. Some patients have anxiety because of a past negative experience, while others are unsure of the reason for their fears. We believe patients should always have a positive experience when they visit our practice, which is why we offer sedation, including oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.

Oral conscious sedation can help put patients at ease for their appointment. It is taken approximately one hour before their visit and can greatly improve their experience. Patients arrange transportation to and from the dental office. They arrive coherent and can answer questions and follow directions. Once their treatment is done, they are taken home to rest. Most patients wake up without any recollection of the treatment but are excited to see their smile improved!

Another option for our patients to consider is IV sedation. This is a stronger sedation that is administered through a needle. Patients often fall asleep with this type of sedation. It is best for patients with severe anxieties. We have a professional monitor patients during the process to ensure safety.

Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are wonderful additions to our practice. We are able to complete many treatments with the assistance of these sedatives and allow our patients to continue to have a positive experience during every dental visit. Some of our patients become so comfortable in our practice that they no longer need sedation to get them into the dental chair. We strive to provide this kind of comforting atmosphere to all of our patients. 

If you reside in the Pleasanton area and are ready to visit Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta for treatment with sedation dentistry, book an appointment at the Center for Implant Dentistry. We can discuss the possibilities for sedation to make treatments easier for patients of all ages.

Oakland area dentist offers replacements of failed dental implants

At the Oakland area practice of the Center for Implant Dentistry, patients can have a variety of treatments done right in one office. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta are dedicated to helping men and women in addressing imperfections of their smiles, including the loss of teeth. When this happens, many of our patients want to find out more about solutions such as dental implants.

Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacements. They are permanent restorations that can last a lifetime with proper care. However, there are times when they may become problematic. Sometimes they will fail and become loose, requiring further treatment. This may include treatment with the Fotona LightWalker laser, which is used in our practice to address peri-implantitis. It can reduce the amount of bacteria present in the area and allow patients to maintain their dental implants. However, if the implants continue to fail, patients may need to consider replacements.

Replacements of failed dental implants often include dentures or dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to replace one or more teeth in a row and use the surrounding teeth for support. They are permanent and do not need to be removed for cleaning and care. Dentures are removable. They may be full dentures (used to replace all the teeth in the dental arch) or partial dentures (used to replace one or more teeth within the arch). Both are available at the Center for Implant Dentistry. After a consultation appointment and evaluation following the removal of dental implants, our team will then decide what may work best for a patient to repair his or her smile.

If you want to find out more about effective replacements for failed dental implants in the Oakland area, now is a great time to contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta and learn more about bridges and dentures. We work closely with our patients to help them determine the best possible way to achieve a more beautiful, fully functional smile.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Extraction and crestal approach sinus lift vs extraction and delayed implant placement?

Planning a case for implant placement. #14 and #13 [maxillary left first molar and second premolar; 26, 25] are unrestorable. Resorbed ridge height is about 8mm at #14 area. My plan is to extract 13 and 14, place 11.5mm length implant for #13 (more apically for stability) and 6.0 diameter x 10mm length implant for #14. I plan to perform crestal approach lift, and lift approximately 3-4mm. My comfort zone would be to place a longer implant in 14 area but concerned about possible tear trying to lift too much, therefore planning to make diameter wider. My other concern is obtaining primary closure and risk of failure if I cant close suture once done, and risks of extracting, lift and implant placement all at the same time instead of extraction and grafting, waiting 4 months then implant placement with sinus lift. Ive attached CBCT, slices of 13 and 14 as well as intra oral of area. Your input is appreciated.
Dr. Sam Jain says:
October 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

This is everyday bread and butter implant dentistry for my implant center. This case 100 percent immediate Exo, clean up, sinus lift through the socket, immediate implant and always screw retained temporary, no cuts, no stitches, and after 4 months impression with custom impression copings( made from the screw retained temporaries), funk rock cast,scan bodies, trios or D900 scanner, full contour screw reasoned zirconium crowns cemented to tibases ( all done in office milling Center) and unsurpassable cosmetics……10k. Case finished in 4 months and only one surgery with no cuts and no stitches, and Px leaves with no open wound.

Only few motrins next day.

Once u lift the gum from the bone, the god given archetecture gets wiped out right in front of your eyes.

To be a good implantologist, you gotta be restoring your cases. Knowing surgery only is not good enough. That’s the nature of the beast.

Since there are no cuts, there is no lateral approach.

Sam Jain, DMD
Center for Implant Dentistry
Fremont, CA

Wednesday, September 24, 2014