Implant Dentist Charlotte Hickory – Single Tooth Implant Crown

Every had a root canal that failed?  Lost a front tooth?  Replacing that missing tooth with a dental implant by an implant dentist can be acomplished.  Dr. Paresh is located close to Charlotte NC.  

My next patient came to see us on a referal from his son who flies jets for several NASCAR drivers.  

IMG_4788 Missing lower front tooth.  You can see how the bone is already starting to get thin with the caved in look of the gums.  





IMG_4789In this case a small cut was made in the gum to see exactly where to place an implant to act as the root for a new fixed implant crown. 






IMG_4792Anthogyr Axiom Implant placed in the thin bone and was allowed to heal.






Implant Crown Charlotte NCCustom Abutment and Final Porcelain Crown ready to place into the implant. 







Dental Implant Teeth Charlotte NCImplant Crown placed









Implant Dentist Charlotte NCFinal X-ray of the implant and implant crown.  This should be a stable and long lasting result to replace a missing tooth.  












A single dental implant is a very predictable way to replace a missing tooth.  I invite you to come see how we can help you.

Paresh B Patel DDS  704-799-0552

Implant Dentist Charlotte

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Smile Makeover with Braces

This has nothing to do with dental implants, but shows how powerful a smile can be! 

Great time lapse photos and a fun video to watch…Enjoy!

We recommend Dr. Dave Paquette for any orthodontics you may need!


Paresh Patel DDS

Dental Implants Charlotte Lake Norman NC


Mini Dental Implant Article on Mini Dental Implants for Crowns published in DentalTown Magazine

Dr. Paresh B Patel article on OCO Biomedical's mini dental implant for crowns is published in DentalTown magazine. 

New Picture (2)It was a huge honor for me to have my clinical case write up published in DentalTown.  I hope this shows the vast use for implants to help our patients have a more fulfilling life with 'real teeth'. 












To see the full article please view the Feb 2012 edition of DentalTown magazine. 

Paresh B Patel  DDS

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Glidewell Mini Dental Implants for Upper Denture

Suffering from you upper denture moving around or gagging you?  Then consider mini dental implants if you have lost some bone and can't have traditional size implants without grafting or adding bone.

IMG_3279My patient's upper ridge.  What looks like a wide ridge is mostly gum tissue.  Because of this thin ridge the use of mini dental implants here will be a good choice to consider.  Other options that would also work well are to expand the bone or do sinus lifts and place traditional size implants.  4 Traditional size implants would work to hold in a secure upper denture.



IMG_3285To secure my patients upper denture I placed 7 Glidewell Mini Dental Implants (3.0mm in diameter).  This will distribute the force adequately and allow for the denture to stay put while he eats and chews.  All without the roof of his mouth being covered.  His new denture will have a metal subframe to provide rigidity and snaps to fit over the o-ball.




The patients existing denture was retrofitted with space so that it could fit over the newly placed mini dental implants while I make him a new horseshoe shaped denture with snaps.





Paresh Patel DDS

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Mini Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth – Easy Quick & Cost Effective


 My next patient was a young 27 year old.  She had such a lovely personality; but she would not smile.  How sad. Her story was typical….lost her teeth at a young age due and now wanted to do something just for her.

Photos of her missing teeth right and left sides.








On my first glance it looked like she had lots of bone to place implants.  But on further investigation by doing some ridge mapping (the process where the dentist numbs the gum tissue and feels with a perio probe to see what is gum tissue and what is bone) it was determined that lots of bone had been lost over the years. 

Bone grafting or bone splitting was presented as an option but not accepted. 

The next alternative was to consider using mini dental implants to support a set of splinted or connected crowns.  

Mini implants thin ridge

Two mini implants were placed to act as roots for crowns.  The crowns will be connected together to splint the mini implants together.  On the right and left sides they will look like premolar teeth.  Over time additional mini dental implants will be added to replace the molars. 





Final x-ray of the mini dental implants in place. 







CT slices

Cone Bean Scan x-ray to show how thin the bone is and the mini dental implants all in bone to the floor of the sinus cavity.  Without having mini implants this case would not have an alternative option for most patients to consider. 

I will finish the post once the premolar crowns come back from the dental lab and are cemented in place.

Paresh B Patel DDS

Dental Implants Charlotte NC

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Mini Dental Implant Educational Seminar with Hands on Course

Glidewell Inclusive Mini Dental Implant Dentures

Upper lower Glidewell Inclusive Mini

So the big day is here for my patient.  She was one of the first that I tried the new Glidewell Inclusive Mini Dental Implants.  These mini implants will help to secure in a full upper and lower denture.  With Glidewell the 'snaps' come processed into the dentures. 



Mini implant smile

With Vicki in the chair I said, 'Open Wide' lets see if these snap in'  The upper went in, the lower was next.  My patient and I looked at each other…was that it?  Did they snap in?  She moved her lips and mouth around….they are in she said.


Right side


Smile from the right side.










The Glidewell Mini Dental Implant Dentures are a wonderful addition to have for secure snap in dentures.  From start to finish as a dentist it is nice to have one lab to offer a 'denture-in-a-box' concept.  Mini Dental Implants, wax rims, tooth try-in, final processing and retentive housings all for one price. 



Paresh B Patel DDS

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Mini Dental Implant Education Seminar & Hands On Training

Glidewell Mini Dental Implant Overdenture Education Seminar with Hands on Placement Course

Rehabilitating the Atrophic Edentulous Patient Using Small-Diameter Implant

Paresh B. Patel, DDS  

Overdenture mini implants
Course Synopsis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 26 percent of Americans aged 65 to 74 years are completely edentulous. With the aging of the population, this percentage will continue to grow. Mini dental implants offer a viable solution for many of these patients, particularly those with extremely atrophic ridges and unstable dentures. Designed for immediate loading using a minimally invasive procedure, mini implants can help build your implant practice and provide a valuable service to your patients.Course Objectives
After completing this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Properly select and treatment plan cases for small-diameter implants, including the use of CBCT technology, planning software and guided surgery.
  • Understand the anatomic considerations and ideal implant locations for maxillary and mandibular overdentures.
  • Understand the drilling protocol necessary to achieve high primary stability allowing for immediate loading.
  • Perform prosthetic procedures, from soft relining the patient’s existing denture to fabrication of the new overdenture incorporating the O-ring housings.
  • Have a protocol for postoperative care and long-term maintenance for mini implants.
  • Understand the benefits of the Inclusive® ”case-in-a-box” solution for overdenture stabilization, and how to smoothly integrate mini implants into your private practice.

Register NOW

August 19, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm


August 20, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

December 2, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

December 3, 2011
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Glidewell International Technology Center, Irvine, Calif.
Available CE
6 Hours
Course Numbers
August 19, 2011: # B112-110819
August 20, 2011: # B113-110820
December 2, 2011: # B115-111202
December 3, 2011: # B116-111203
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Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided; Space is limited.

Paresh B Patel DDS

Dental Implants Charlotte NC

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Mini Dental Implant or a Regular Size Implant?

Although I like mini dental implants for lots of reasons, I do find the need for a regular size lots of times.  In some cases a regular traditional size implant will work better. 



This example might be one of them.  This patient had lost a Root Canal Molar with massive amounts of bone destruction. 







Clinical view shows a WIDE ridge of bone.  However under the gum is just a thin shell of bone and then the sinus cavity (air).  This would be a great place to consider a regular size implant and a sinus lift instead of a mini dental implant.  The regular size implant will allow us to push the sinus lifting bone up and act as a scaffold for new bone growth. 


The OCO Biomedical 6 x 6mm in place.  The sinus lift was done through the same opening made to insert the implant.  Bone was packed to lift up the sinus membrane and then the OCO implant was placed. 







X – ray image showing the OCO Biomedical regular size implant and the lifted sinus membrane.  Additional bone can be seen as a 'half circle' around the tip of the implant.  The OCO implant will be allowed to heal for 4-6 months and then the final crown will be placed. 




Healing Cap placed to cover the OCO implant. 

From Mini Dental Implants to Regular Size Implants, discuss with your dentist options that exist to help you replace a missing tooth with a dental implant and a fixed crown. 







Paresh B Patel DDS

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Dental Implants Charlotte NC

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Broken Tooth replaced with a Mini Dental Implant and a Temporary Crown


 I am convinced that teeth know what day of the week it is.  Why is it always 5pm on Friday that teeth in the front smile area seem to break? 

I don't have a great answer but I do have some mini dental implants and some composite. 






The patient was given the option of a Root Canal Post and Crown or an extraction and a mini dental implant and Crown.  She elected to have the tooth removed.











I selected for this case a mini dental implant that has a high degree of initial stability due to its aggressive thread pattern and ability to lock in the bone at the tip.  It is an OCO Biomedical 3.0mm mini dental implant. 












OCO mini dental implant in place after the tooth root was removed preserving as much bone as possible.  The implant is a solid one piece design.






Temporary crown on the OCO mini dental implant.  I will let the implant heal and let the soft tissue (gums) and bone fill in.  That will take around 5-6 months.  After that time passes we will ask the lab to make her a new porcelain crown to fit over the mini dental implant.



Paresh B Patel

Mini Dental Implants

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Mini Dental Implants Can Replace a Broken Upper Tooth with a Fixed Porcelain Crown

What do you do when an upper tooth that has had a root canal just breaks one day?

Broken upper tooth

Broken upper premolar tooth.  The root is fractured under the gum tissue.







X ray root canal Extraction

X ray and extraction of the broken tooth









OCO mini dental implant


The broken tooth is removed carefully to preserve as much bone as possible.  A OCO Biomedical 3.0mm mini dental implant is placed the same day as the extraction.  With the design of the OCO mini implant it is able to achieve high initial stability.  Enough to place a temporary crown to shape the tissue during healing.








Oco mini day of placement


Clinical photo of the OCO Biomedical implant the day of placement.





Tissue healed

Tissue after shaping and healing with a temporary crown.  The temporary crown was removed to check healing…pink healthy gum tissue with no bleeding.  A standard crown impression will be taken and a porcelain crown will be made to fit over the mini dental implant.



Crown in place

Porcelain crown cemented in place over the OCO Biomedical mini dental implant.  The patient will brush and floss the mini dental implant crown just like any other tooth. 

With a mini dental implant there are lots of solutions that can be offered to patients.




Paresh B Patel DDS

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Dental Implants Charlotte NC

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