CT Scan & Guided Surgery

Implant Surgery

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Now that we have moved to our new location, our office has acquired a digital cone beam CT scanner. This unit allows us to see the jaw bone in 3D, taking all the guesswork out of implant surgery.

After a patient has had images taken with the 3D scanner, we convert those images into a digital treatment plan. Lemont dentist Dr. Mohajir then uses advanced software to virtually plan the implant case. That plan is then uploaded to a lab that fabricates a surgical stent that will guide the doctor at the time of surgery.

This process allows for the placement of an implant without the use of a scalpel(in most cases). The entire process which would normally take about 60-90 minutes, is reduced to about 30-45 minutes thanks to the accuracy of the technology. There is no need for sedation, and the patient leaves the office after a process that is virtually bloodless.

Implant systems differ. But for the right candidate, all offer a more functional alternative to removable dentures. And for patients with missing teeth, implants are like having the real thing again.

To know more about the advanced technology we use for implants and how it can help you, call our Lemont dentistry Pinewood Dental at 708-364-0641 today.

Below, you will see results from actual patients of Dr. Mohajir.

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Pre-surgical / Implants Placed / Crowns Placed Over Implants

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Press & move your mouse over the images to see the Before-After images

Pre-surgical / After implant and crown
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From simply replacing one tooth to adding stability to a loose denture, implants offer an excellent alternative to traditional techniques.

Implants however, are not for everyone, certain medical and dental conditions may make proper implant placement and restoration difficult or even impossible. This is why every patient who is considered for implants is carefully evaluated to make sure that no contraindicating factors exist.

Pre-surgical / After implant and crown

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We hope this letter finds you well! We know it's been difficult for everyone during this challenging time, and we just wanted to let you know that we haven't forgotten about you! We've been open but only seeing emergency patients during the last 8 weeks, as was mandated by the Governor of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

As of May 11, 2020, we have been given the green light to reopen for routine dental care. During the last couple months, as we've been seeing emergencies, we have been making daily adjustments to our protocols to ensure they are meeting and exceeding the guidelines given to us from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Research is ongoing, and we are prepared to adopt new guidelines as evidence emerges. We are thrilled to be opening our doors again to all of our existing patients, and we look forward to welcoming new patients to the practice as well. To give us time to acquire the necessary supplies and implement changes, we will be fully open as of June 1, 2020 for routine dental care.

 

We have implemented a number of new protocols in addition to our already rigorous infection-control standards:

 

  • All patients will be screened prior to their appointment with a CDC-approved questionnaire.
  • We will be asking you to stay in your car until you are sent a message to come in for your appointment.
  • We will be asking you to wear a mask before you enter the office; this goes for minor children as well.
  • We will ask you to use hand sanitizer once you enter, and will provide you with gloves to put on afterward.
  • We will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to 1 individual at a time, unless a parent needs to accompany a minor. Once a minor child is brought back for treatment, we will be asking the parent to return to their car to wait until treatment is complete.
  • We will be taking temperatures before you enter the treatment area.
  • We will have you rinse with an antimicrobial mouth rinse after you are seated.
  • We have implemented additional air purification standards to reduce aerosols and contaminants in the whole office.
  • You will see the staff wearing more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than we were wearing before. This is not just for the protection of the staff, but also to prevent cross-contamination to the patient.

 

We are requesting that you be patient with us during this time. We will all be adapting to a new normal, and that can be frustrating for everyone involved. Appointment times will take approximately 20-30 minutes longer than previously, to allow us the time needed to effectively implement the changes we talked about above. We would not recommend scheduling your appointments on days where you have a very tight schedule to maintain, as there may be unexpected delays.

 

We can't wait to get back to the work of getting you smiling again!

 

Thank you!

Saqib H. Mohajir, DMD

Pinewood Dental

 

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