Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Your dentist will precisely place the implants to maximize your bone volume and provide a strong base for your dental restoration. Over the next three to six months, your bone and gums will heal around the posts. They will become a permanent part of your jaw, essentially replacing your tooth roots. Once the bone has fully healed and the implants have integrated within your natural jawbone structure, Dr. Whiteman will attach the abutment hardware to the implants, and then secure your new crown, bridge, or denture.
Dr. Whiteman’s Experience and Expertise
Implant placement requires great accuracy. Therefore, it is important to find a dentist who has extensive experience with this procedure. Dr. Whiteman has an impressive educational background and vast knowledge of dental implants. After attending college at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, he came to Boston to attend dental school at Boston University (now known as Boston Medical Center). Dr. Whiteman has completed licensing examinations in three countries. He also achieved a perfect score on the exam for the Northeast Board of Regional Examiners. Although he already boasts an impressive resume, he is committed to continuing education and has several classes in advanced implant placement. These courses include:
- Multidimensional Approach to Implant Dentistry
- Prosthetic Aspects of Anterior Implants
- Graft Materials and Implants
- Esthetic Overdentures
- Single Implants in the Esthetic Zone
- From Site Design and Enhancement to State of the Art Restoration
- The Team Approach to the Management of Adjacent Implants and Complex Situations in the Esthetic Zone
- Critical Issues in Implant Restorations: Ideal Custom Abutment Selection and Design
Thanks to this impressive background, Dr. Whiteman offers both implant placement and restoration. He can also perform bone grafting and sinus lifts. These procedures will restore lost bone volume and create a strong base for your implants.
Along with experience, you should select a dentist who offers advanced technology. Dr. Whiteman will use digital x-rays to obtain a detailed and accurate view of your jaw. Digital images are much sharper than traditional film x-rays. With these images, he can determine the right position for your dental implants. He also uses the advanced CEREC® system. Thanks to this technology, he can often provide same-day dental restorations made here in the office for immediately restored dental function.
Contact Our Office Today
Come benefit from Dr. Whiteman’s experience and modern technology. Schedule your implant consultation at Whiteman Dental Associates today.