Dr. Platt enjoys teaching other dentists how to do some of the procedures he does in the office. He lectures regularly with Hiossen Dental Implant company teaching dentists how to use implants and how to preform the surgical and restorative part of implant dentistry. He also currently teaches about a variety of bone grafting procedures prior to placing implants. He lectures monthly in Colorado and Oregon and has other speaking engagements on the international scene. He is trying to give back to dentistry what he has been given and advance the cause and practice of dentistry locally and internationally.
Drs. Jeffery and Trent Platt are unique dentists in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area in that offer more than general dentistry. They have dedicated much of their practice to restoring smiles, improving appearances, and achieving optimal jaw function through implant and cosmetic dentistry. As talented leading-edge dentists, Drs. Jeffery and Trent Platt have expertise in dental implant surgery and smile restoration with crowns, bridges, or artificial teeth. Dr. Jeffery Platt currently instructs other dentists on the placement and restoring of dental implants in Colorado and the western US. He regularly teaches other dentists and helps them become proficient in this sometimes difficult area of dentistry.
Our dentists have many innovative techniques that they use to help go from a broken down tooth where they can place an implant at the same time the tooth is extracted or removed, saving 4 to 6 months of healing time before you get a tooth to chew with in the area. They have mastered a technique that they also teach other dentists to preform for doing bone grafting in the maxillary sinus area that is similar to how “Laproscopic Surgery” has changed many surgical procedures to be more out patient surgery and easier on the patients. Our dentists technique of doing a “sinus lift” bone graft will revolutionize that surgical procedure in the future for the benefit of patient comfort, and it is more predictable than the old “lateral window” procedure as far as success. The old technique involved a lengthy 2-3 hour, arduous and invasive exposure of the jaw bone surgery and occasionally an implant could be placed. The new procedure is about an hour, a small surgical area approx 1.5 cm and the regular process for placement of a normal implant, everything is done in the small area where the implant will be placed. Truly a win-win for patients!
Dental implants are the best solution for replacing missing teeth, stabilizing existing dentures or replacing dentures completely. These specially-made titanium anchors are placed into the space where teeth are missing. Once the bone bonds with the Titanium or Ceramic implant, a post is inserted into the anchor and an artificial tooth (crown) is attached to the post. If you have healthy gums and bone, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth, support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture, provide support for a denture, or restore function and balance to your bite.
Everyone develops wisdom teeth differently. If you’re reading this, chances are, yours have grown in at an angle that may cause health problems for you. Most people’s wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, come in during their teenage years or early twenties. Frequently, people develop four of these molars, and they can grow at different angles. Some may only produce one, two, or three, or none at all. When you have regularly-scheduled checkups at Lasting Impressions Dental Care, we keep a close eye on your third molars, letting you know if they may require extraction or not.
Several types of sedation dentistry are offered by dentists, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Different levels of dental sedation can be achieved, by using different medication, dosage, or sedation technique, depending on the needs of the specific patient. According to the way that the sedative medication is administered to the patient, the most common conscious sedation methods are categorized as:
For very invasive procedures or for patients with specific health conditions, General Anesthesia may be necessary so that the patient is fully unconscious during the procedure. General anesthesia is the only method that can properly be referred as ‘sleep dentistry’.
Sedation Dentistry is the modern way of having dental treatment, which can transform an unpleasant and stressful appointment into a comfortable experience especially for patients with dental anxiety or fear for the dentist or hygienist. Sedation dentistry offers the opportunity to many patients with dental phobia or certain medical or mental conditions to get the dental care they need.
Sometimes, your third molars may grow in straight, becoming another strong set of teeth for you to use. More often than not, they grow in at awkward angles, sideways, becoming impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth create a litany of problems for your teeth and overall oral health. They’re prone to gum disease, cysts, and even tumors. Additionally, because they are trying to squeeze their way into your mouth, they can push around your existing teeth and roots. We recommend wisdom teeth extraction at a younger age before the teeth fully develop and grow their roots. About 9/10 people have at least one wisdom tooth that becomes impacted.
Biomimetic dentistry, a type of tooth-conserving dentistry, treats weak, fractured, and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. In dental practices around the world, Biomimetic Dentistry has practically eliminated cutting teeth down for crowns and destructive root canal treatment. Patients are happier and often spend less compared to conventional treatment.