Dr. Rod Strickland grew up in Albany, Georgia, but he moved to Indiana before high school when his father was transferred. As an undergraduate, he studied molecular biology at Indiana University where he also participated in molecular genetics research. His research led to a co-authored publication in the prestigious journal SCIENCE. Because of his academic excellence, he was granted early acceptance into Indiana University School of Dentistry after only 3 years of undergraduate study.
Dr. Strickland has never stopped learning. He has pursued advanced education in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He has become one of their most highly trained and best-recognized graduates. In 2000, Dr. Rod Strickland was declared the overall winner of the “Dental Design Competition.” This first-ever competition sponsored by Dental Economics drew dentists from across the country to compete in many aspects of dental design. In addition to his overall first place, he was awarded first place recognition for office design and in high-technology integration.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! If you want replacement teeth that look as good, feel as good, and function as well as natural teeth, then you want dental implants. Our office provides revolutionary dental implant technology that allows you to eat and smile with confidence after your first visit.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Before your dental implant procedure, we will carefully evaluate your health to make sure you’re a good candidate for implants. Sometimes, you may need additional treatments to prepare you for your dental implants.
The dental implant procedure takes place in several phases. First, you will have your implant or implants placed. Usually, you’ll receive temporary replacement teeth that day that let you smile with confidence and eat normally.
The healing of your implants is the most important step. Once they successfully integrate with the bone, they will most likely be there for life. To help your body heal properly, we concentrate some of your body’s natural healing factors which we will explain in depth during your consultation.
Next, your implants will be allowed to heal. This is when they integrate with the bone and become fully fixed like your natural teeth.
Once your implants are fully fused to the bone, we will place your permanent restorations.
It’s important to remember that maintenance is part of the dental implant process. Once you’ve got your implants, take proper care of them and they can last you a lifetime.
Benefits of CT Dental Scan for Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implant technologies can make a big difference in the comfort and speed of your dental implant procedure as well as the quality of your results. When choosing an implant dentist, make sure you ask what technologies your dentist employs.
CT Dental Scan is a powerful imaging technology that creates a 3D computer model of your bone structure. We can use this model to precisely plan your dental implant surgery before we begin. It’s almost like having the first part of your surgery performed on the computer.
Benefits of CT Dental Scan include:
- Shorter dental implant surgery
- More precise dental implant placement
- Lower risk of complications
- Generally no need for stitches
- Quicker healing
- Less discomfort
CT Dental Scan takes the place of exploratory dental surgery. It allows us to find the ideal placement for your dental implants without guesswork and without additional cutting. It allows us to get your dental surgery right the first time, so there’s no need for multiple procedures.
Have you been denied dental implants in the past because you don’t have enough bone to support them? If so, then mini-Dental Implants may be perfect for you. These small dental implants are a great alternative for people who have been told they have to wear dentures.
Mini-Implants are a GREAT solution for a loose lower or upper denture. They are only a fraction of the size of a traditional implant. This means that they can be used on people who never could have traditional implants.
Mini-Implants can be used to stabilize a lower or upper denture. Patients love how much better they can talk, chew, laugh… you name it.