Dr. Parra and Dr. Craighead specialize in giving patients permanently fixed-in new teeth using a comfortable one-day procedure. You can regain full function, 90-100% chewing power and a beautiful smile.
If most of your teeth are in bad condition and need a lot of work, getting a whole new set of permanent teeth on one or both arches can be your fastest and healthiest option. Trying to save teeth that are broken-down can be costly, painful and often unsuccessful.
If you’re tired of loose dentures, painful chewing and using adhesive, we can stabilize your dentures with dental implants or replace them with new, fixed-in teeth.
Drs. Craighead and Parra have the training and skill to give you a comfortable experience and the best possible treatment. They have been providing implants, dentures and full-mouth teeth replacement since 2007 and have completed many hundreds of cases.
Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead are both prosthodontists, specialists with three years additional training in aesthetic tooth restoration, including dental implants, dentures, cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Parra has additionally completed a two-year implant surgical fellowship program at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Craighead is also a periodontist, a specialist in dental implant surgery, gum and jawbone treatment and replacement. He is one of a handful of dual specialists worldwide. He lectures on dental implant surgery, bone grafting and advanced prosthodontics.
Although you have several options to choose from when getting new teeth, working with a team that specializes in full-mouth tooth replacement gives you definite advantages:
“I needed full-mouth rehabilitation after a bad fall in which many of my teeth were broken.
“Dr. Craighead did the surgery, removing 13 teeth and putting in implants. There wasn’t one bit of pain, and he was so swift!
“Dr. Parra did the cosmetic part. She was very caring and sweet, checking to make sure I was comfortable. I wanted to make sure my smile still looked like me, so I brought in pictures from when I was younger, and Dr. Parra nailed it!
“I now have the most gorgeous smile in the world! I laugh and smile all the time with no embarrassment.”
— Cindy, New Teeth in One Day
We’ll scan your mouth and jaw with our dental 3D scanner, take digital X-rays and digital impressions which we use to make study models. The 3D scanner captures 360º, 3D images of the patient’s teeth, jawbone, sinuses and surrounding oral structures.
The doctors plan the surgery in detail using special 3D implant
software. They can map out the entire treatment beforehand,
including the exact placement of each implant so that the implants are stably placed and the final teeth are correctly situated for optimum function.
The doctors use the 3D software to generate a surgical guide to ensure precision placement during surgery.
Because the doctors plan the surgery ahead of time, the actual surgery is efficient and doesn’t require extra cutting to explore where to put the implants. The implants are placed in their correct position right away using the surgical guide.
In one visit, the doctors do any needed extractions, place the implants and attach aesthetic provisional teeth that have been custom-made for you. They place four implants in each arch, although sometimes five or six if they think extra security is needed. They use long, angled implants when there is insufficient bone to help avoid bone grafting.
It takes about six to ten weeks for the soft tissue to heal and the implants to fully integrate. To speed healing and reduce postsurgical inflammation, the doctors apply growth factors to the implant site.
Meanwhile, the doctors like their patients to test the fit of the provisional teeth to make sure they are comfortable and stable. This ensures no problems or breakage of the final teeth.
For their final teeth, patients have a choice of metal-reinforced acrylic or ceramic or zirconia teeth, which are stronger, less prone to breakage and more aesthetically pleasing.
We make sure you are comfortable before, during and after your full-arch treatment. During the procedure you can get IV or oral sedation, which puts you into a light dozing state and keeps you comfortable. We also have treatment chairs with heat and massage, and can provide you with blankets and pillow.
Our friendly staff will take good care of you and the doctors will explain the treatment to you thoroughly so you know what to expect, and answer any questions you have.
We offer third-party financing options and work with you on payment plans to fit your budget. At your free consultation, we’ll review all the available options with you.
With as few as two dental implants, Dr. Parra and Dr. Craighead can stabilize dentures so they don’t slip. An economical option for full-teeth replacement, Snap-in Dentures increase chewing power to 50 to 80 percent or more, depending on the number of implants placed. Traditional dentures typically only have around 20 percent chewing power and constantly lose their fit, causing slippage and pain.