Dental Implants

DentalImplants

Implants can be used for a vast variety of situations, from replacing a single tooth,  making a denture “snap” into place, to a complete fixed-in-place arch of teeth.

Now days, almost every dentist is doing implants.  Dr. Wright was the first general dentist in the area to place implants, starting in 1983.  If you want a dentist with experience — Dr. Wright is for you!

Dr. Wright’s implant training dates back to 1983 when the “father of implantology”, Dr. Branemark’s group gave their 2nd class in North America at Mayo Clinic.  Together with his Periodontist brother David Wright, DDS,  they believed this would become the future of implant dentistry.

Dr. Richard Wright has placed hundreds of dental implants since 1983.

Placing implants is often not a difficult task.  Proper planning for what is being put on the implant is critical.  We engineer the final product before planning and placing implants.  “Fail to plan or Plan to Fail”

CT’s (CAT scans) are now common to use for designing implant placement.  Growing bone (bone grafts) are sometimes necessary as well as grafting bone in a sinus.  Placement of implants can be done with special guides that are derived from CT analysis.  Guided surgeries are becoming more common and necessary.

Sinus grafts:  many people who are missing upper back teeth have been told implants are not possible for them.  Dr. Wright is the first in the area to offer a simple and conservative approach of growing bone where needed.  Hydraulic sinus lifts offer patients a need and simple solution.

Long term success of implants also can be determined by the force applied to them.  Dr. Wright uses a computerized force analysis called a T-Scan.  We recommend any patient with an implant have the load on the implant balanced if they want it to last.