At many other practices, dental implant patients are referred to outside doctors and facilities for treatment. However, Dr. Kate von Lackum performs dental implant procedures here at Modern Periodontics. Additionally, our office is equipped with advanced dental technology to help us plan and perform implant procedures with exceptional accuracy.
Dental implants are widely considered to be the best treatment for patients with missing teeth because of the many benefits these artificial tooth roots offer. Not only can implants provide an unparalleled level of support for crowns, bridges, and dentures, they also improve a patient's oral health by helping to halt bone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss.
At Modern Periodontics, we offer different types of dental implants in order to meet the diverse needs of our patients. Traditional dental implants are extremely strong, and they can support a lifetime of restorations. Those seeking a premium option can receive Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ implants, which can heal in as few as four weeks.
The costs of a dental implants treatment are affected by many factors, and we can provide a detailed estimate during a personal dental implant consultation. Furthermore, we accept most major insurance plans and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that achieves your goals while fitting within your budget.
Dr. von Lackum and her facility are Parenteral Conscious Sedation Certified. We offer both oral and intravenous (IV) delivery of sedation medicines in order for patients to undergo the recommended procedure with little or no discomfort. You may remember little or no details of the entire procedure, including the injections. If you will be receiving IV sedation, please follow these instructions on the day of surgery: 1) Do not EAT or DRINK anything at least six hours before your surgery appointment unless given special instructions. 2) Take your regular medications. 3) An adult relative or friend must remain in our office throughout the surgery, accompany you home, and stay with you for the rest of the day. Do not plan to drive a car or return to work until the next day following IV sedation. 4) Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing (short sleeves are preferred). 5) Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 6) Please notify the doctor and office team of any changes in your health or medications you are taking.