Teeth Today is an advanced technique of surgical
placement of implants and an immediate placement of the restorative
tooth (crown). The process starts with radiographs and possibly
a CT scan and software that allows the
fabrication of an advanced surgical guide to precisely place the
implants and a laboratory technique that allows the fabrication
of a restoration prior to the surgical placement of the implants.
This highly advanced technique requires a skilled, experienced,
and knowledgeable surgeon to perform these procedures. This advanced
type of treatment allows the patient to leave the same day with
fixed stable teeth.
Dr. Locante has been at the forefront of Teeth Today
since inception. Having been an implant surgeon over twenty
years, he immediately recognized the patients’ desire
to eliminate the waiting period. Currently, Dr. Locante is a
frequent lecturer, researcher, and teacher in the field of implant
dentistry, nationally and internationally. Dr. Locante has developed
surgical techniques that are currently in use today all over
Instead of replacing just one tooth, some patients need a full
set of uppers and/or lowers. And the All-on-Four
process can be placed in just one office visit.
The All-on-Four concept refers to inserting
four implants – as opposed to 6 or 8 – to seat an
entire set of uppers or lowers. Once in place, the new teeth
are inserted and the patient is free to leave and resume normal
activities. The All-on-Four concept is truly
a breakthrough in implant science.
By using this new protocol, the implants are actually more
stable than in earlier years. The upper and/or lower implants
are inserted at strategic positions, which offers a more cross-stabilizing
effect for a secure and stable set of teeth. Not everyone is
a candidate for this All-on-Four procedure,
so schedule an evaluation with Dr. Locante to determine if this
technique is right for you.
My lower teeth were in terrible shape. Due to business concerns,
I did not have the time to wait three to six months for
the normal implant procedure. After an initial consultation
with Dr. Locante, I decided on the All-on-Four implants.
And I left the office that day with a full set of completely
functioning teeth. I am still amazed.
Dr. Locante is a leader in the field of dental implantology
with advanced training in the latest technology in surgery and
restorative dentistry. Dr. Locante provides services in immediate
surgical placement, guided surgery, immediate loading, immediate
placement, immediate restorative placement and aesthetic provisional
restorations. Each patient is thoroughly evaluated and informed
of treatment options that can help them achieve their best desired
Sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in
the United States and Canada to alleviate any fears of sitting
in the dentist’s chair. It’s easy, effective and
pain free. Dr. Locante and his staff are trained in all types
of sedation and they will discuss the best options at the initial
visit. 99.9% of patients report no pain at all during the procedure,
while the patient experiences a “comfortable consciousness”
throughout. Ibuprofen (Advil) is the most common post-operation
pain medication, but most patients report that no pain reliever
is needed at all.
Dr. Locante has established a program to develop an ongoing
relationship with the patient’s general dentist during
the implant process. Most patients enjoy the working association
between their regular dentist and the attending surgeon. However,
if the patient does not currently have a general dentist, any
and all implant procedures can be completed by Dr. Locante.
The entire process can be fully accomplished in his office,
Just about anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental
implants. The primary concern is one of physical health. Generally,
uncontrolled diabetics and cancer patients who have recently
received radiation therapy (at the site of the implant area)
are not good candidates. Any other medical condition is usually
not a contraindication for dental implant treatment.
Dental implants are the single most important advancement for
patients seeking new and stable teeth. They are designed to
provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel
and function like natural teeth. They’re strong and secure.
For people with missing teeth, dental implants are the very
best option to both regain a natural smile and eat virtually
The implants themselves are small titanium posts, which are
gently placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These
"anchors" act as tooth root substitutes. They are
surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the
titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
Attachments are then joined to the implant. These attachments
provide stable fixtures for artificial replacement teeth (crowns).
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone
deterioration that can occur when teeth are missing.