Dennis Shanelec
Dennis Shanelec DDS Santa Barbara
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Microsurgery Dental Treatment
Smile Technique Implants
Non-Invasive Dental Implants
What are Non-Invasive Dental Implants?
Why Are They Unique?
How Are They Placed?
How Are They Restored?
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The microscope has introduced a non invasive era to dental implant treatment. Microsurgical techniques create a surgical site with the smallest possible opening. Microscopic digital milling can position an implant in the exact center of the opening.  Using a microscope, dental implants can be precisely aligned for ideal esthetics and function. Incisions in the gums, stretched flaps of tissue and stitches are seldom necessary.  Reduced surgical trauma virtually eliminates pain, bleeding and swelling.  Patients report little if any discomfort following microsurgical implant placement.

Implant Patient
  Failing Root Canal Tooth Non Invasive Implant Final Crown
  Failing Root Canal Tooth Non Invasive Implant Final Crown

When a tooth is extracted, the socket serves as a natural opening for implant placement. No additional cuts or incisions are required. In addition, bone shavings formed during reshaping the socket to accept an implant are collected and recycled around the implant. This facilitates healing and creates a stronger implant.  Replacing teeth with implants used to take as long as two years and involved multiple surgeries. Implants placed with simultaneous tooth extraction can be restored with crowns in as few as eight weeks. Dr. Shanelec was the first surgeon to use a microscope for placing dental implants and is recognized as a leading authority on minimal invasive dental implants.


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