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Experience and Knowledge You Can Trust

Dr. Burden has completed extensive advanced training in dental implants, including at the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute, the Zimmer Institute and nearly 200 hours of residency training with one of the nation’s leading implant experts. He has also trained in the mini implant system.

When you add that to the hundreds of successful implant placements he has performed, plus his years performing full-mouth restorations, you can feel confident Dr. Burden has both the experience and knowledge to successfully complete your dental implant procedure.

Dr. Burden offers sedation as an option for full relaxation during the implant procedure. He is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for both oral and IV sedation, and has been certified in IV sedation by the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry.

Complimentary Implant Consultation

Dr. Burden sits behind desk and hands denture to woman in a black-and-white striped shirt

Your complimentary implant consultation will include a review of your dental and medical histories, as well as a physical exam of your teeth and mouth. Evaluating patients for dental implants will require X-rays of your teeth and underlying jaw bone to make certain there is sufficient bone structure to support the implant.

As an experienced, highly-trained implant dentist, Dr. Burden will answer all your questions in advance, as well as discuss your implant treatment plan.

When you call the office for your complimentary Implant Consultation, (a $251 value), here is what you will receive:

  • Personal Implant Consultation with Dr. Burden
  • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
  • Digital X-rays (with far less radiation than traditional X-rays)
  • Screening for advanced oral cancer
  • Evaluating TMJ & bite
  • Written treatment plan
  • Reviewing your treatment options
  • Obtaining a second opinion if needed (please bring in all previous X-rays and paperwork from your previous doctor for Dr. Burden to evaluate)
  • Get all your questions answered.

Types of Dental Implant Procedures

As an experienced, highly-trained implant dentist, Dr. Burden will answer all your questions in advance, as well as discuss your implant treatment plan.

Single-Tooth Replacement

Dr. Burden believes a dental implant is the solution for replacing a single missing tooth because of its permanence and durability, and that no other replacement method can come close to restoring a long-lasting, natural smile, especially if the surrounding teeth are healthy.

Multiple Teeth Replacement

Dr. Burden smiles at female patient standing in cone beam scanner

When multiple teeth have to be replaced, such as three or four missing teeth in a row, Dr. Burden places individual implant or an implant-supported dental bridge. Either solution will provide chewing strength as well as a natural look and feel.

Full Mouth Replacement

When replacing all your teeth, you need strength, permanence, and support while chewing. Dr. Burden recommends individual dental implants, fixed implant-supported bridges or removable implanted-supported dentures to achieve this objective.

Mini-implant supported dentures

If there is no bone on the lower jaw to work with, which is rare, or if there’s a financial issue (as this procedure is less expensive), mini-implant supported dentures may be something to consider. According to Dr. Burden, it’s better for some patients as it’s a less-invasive procedure and still provides stability and chewing strength.

Size comparison of a traditional implant with a mini implant

Because mini implants are smaller than traditional implants, they require less bone tissue to remain stable than a traditional implant does.

High-tech Implant Dentistry

3D X-rays with Our State-of-the-Art Cone Beam Scanner

Cone Beam Scanner

We are proud to use a state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam scanner, which captures 3D images of a patient’s jaw, teeth, bone and skull using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This allows Dr. Burden to get views from every angle and plan your implant surgery ahead of time.

Our cone beam CT scanner uses far less radiation than traditional X-rays or medical CT scanners.

Guided Surgery

Dental implant surgical guide

Once Dr. Burden has planned the implant surgery, he creates a surgical guide that ensures the implant is placed precisely, allowing him to place it quickly and efficiently.

Guided surgery reduces the time needed for surgery and makes the implant placement a minimally invasive procedure as there is usually no need for actual cutting or suturing.

Bone Grafting and Other Preparatory Procedures

Graphic of two dental implants placed in jaw next to a natural tooth

There are times when Dr. Burden will need to increase the amount of bone in a patient’s jaw so that sufficient bone will be available to support the dental implant. Bone can be lost through periodontal disease or when a tooth is missing.

He uses bone grafting, a safe and very successful procedure, to build up bone on the jaw by adding a small amount of bone from the patient, a donor or synthetic bone. Dr. Burden uses graft material best suited to you. In many cases Dr. Burden can place the bone graft at the same time as the implant(s).

diagram of the sinus cavity filling empty space in jawbone

A sinus lift (sometimes called a sinus augmentation), is surgery that adds bone below the sinus, added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or “lifted.”

High-quality restorations

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Dr. Burden can create strong, long-lasting crowns and dental bridges using sophisticated CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) technology, a high-tech 3D dental restoration system. Using the CEREC system, Dr. Burden takes digital impressions which are sent to 3D software. Dr. Burden designs your abutment (connecting piece) and crown or bridge and mills them in his in-house lab. This means one visit less for you as he doesn’t need to place a temporary. It also means that Dr. Burden can make fine adjustments on the spot for a perfectly matching restoration.

diagram of a crown placed over a prepared tooth

As he can also mill a ceramic abutment instead of using a metal one, this means there are no metal parts at the gum line and the abutment is custom-fitted.

Dr. Burden has years of experience and has successfully handled hundreds of restoration cases, and guarantees crowns for 5 years.

Rebuild Your Smile

For many patients, dental implants offer substantial benefits and can provide an superior solution for missing teeth. To learn more about implant dentistry or the other tooth replacement options we offer, contact our office online or call us at (757) 229-1224 today.