Patients want teeth and not implants! You want to restore: function, comfort, chewing efficiency and aesthetics. These are linked together. There is no such thing as an ideal case to treat. However, given the right conditions, the treatment prognosis is enhanced. This we refer to as risk assessment.
My diagnostic process is designed to get you exactly where you want to go with minimal invervention to your existing natural teeth. The aim is to maintain your gum architecture and “fit” the teeth on the gums to create a natural emergence profile, as if the implant supported tooth is growing out of the gum. Careful planning and understanding of all biologic-aesthetic parameters are required to biomimetics: biologic-aesthetic integration whenever possible. Naturally we cannot control biology, but critical implant positioning and aesthetic planning helps the aesthetic integration.
The following patient candidates generally pose less risk for optimal outcome of the implant therapy:
Dental implants require careful assessment and planning. Therefore, please do not be surprised when I take time for my diagnosis, assessment and planning. This will involve X-rays (CBCT-Cone Beam Cat Scan) study models, functional, phonetic and aesthetic assessment. Good diagnosis and treatment planning takes time and expertise.
I am a specialist Prsothodontist. Prosthodontics requires the training and qualification to deal with complex dental health problems. I have attended internationally recognised and formally structured university programs to give me the extra skills and knowledge required to plan and manage complex dental problems. The qualification takes several years of training and practice. Over 7 years of post graduate University training, multiple examinations etc. For instance, rather than simply providing cosmetic solutions, which after all, only focus on “how things look”, I am trained to correctly diagnose and treat any underlying problems beforehand. This concept is carried over into all aspects of reconstructing or improving smiles and appearances, including fixed or removable teeth, giving the you, the patient, a long-term result rather than a “quick fix” which might break down early or even damage the teeth. Implant surgery involves additional skills obtained for surgical planning and placement of dental implants as an overall diagnosis and treatment for our patients. To gain any formal post graduate qualification, one must have their relevant knowledge tested in any examination or pass any professional critical review process at world class universities.
It is important to us that patients always walk out of our surgery with teeth in their mouth. Taking care of you is very important to us and we want you to feel comfortable during any ongoing treatment.
Thank you for taking the time to understand the methodologies, technologies and techniques I use. I hope this gives you an idea of what I can do for you if you are having difficulty and need help, because there is always hope.
Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian
Visiting Professor YSMU
Specialist Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon
B.D.S. (Hons), Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) Uni Syd, M. Clin. Dent (Prosth) King’s College, Uni London
D. Clin. Dent (Prosth) Uni Syd, FRACDS, MRACD (Prosth) FIADE, FPFA