DENTAL IMPLANTS
GENERAL DENTISTS


ADVANCES IN DENTAL TECHNOLOGY 

Significant advances have been made over the past several years in the area of Imaging Technology, which allow Dentists to plan the placement of dental implants in advance. 3D Imaging and Computer-Generated Surgical Guides, along with skill and experience, help the dentist with Dental Implant placement.

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A Healthy Smile.

A healthy smile is one of your most attractive features.

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The Leigh Smile Center

Located in the rural community of Westlock, about 50 minutes north of Edmonton.

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Dr. Leigh and one of his Dental Assistants

Performing Implant Dental Surgery on a Patient.

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Dr. Leigh with Observers

Observing an Implant Dental Surgery.

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A Single Dental Implant

Dental Implants are very small Surgical Titanium Screws, with a special coating that bonds with the bone.

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Model Showing Dental Implants

Model with Dental Implants and Ball Abutments for Denture attachment.

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Tissue Surface of Denture

Denture showing the Ball Abutment Connectors.

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Model with Denture Attached

Model showing Denture connected to Ball Abutment Implants.

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Radiograph

This radiograph shows the 5 Implants placed, with two angled implants at the outside positions.

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Radiograph with Bar Attached

This radiograph shows the 5 Implants placed with Titanium Framework.

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Dr. Leigh's License Plate

If you happen to see him, he'll be happy to speak with you about Dental Implants.

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Implant Bar Overdenture Model

The model shows how the Denture attaches to the Implant Bar after the Implants have been placed. A removable prosthesis.

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Implant Titanium Framework

Titanium Frameworks are made out of a solid block of Titanium using CAD/CAM technology.

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Titanium Framework with Attaching Screws

This framework attaches the Denture to the Implants with fixation screws (a Fixed Implant Appliance).

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Our office is bright and open. We pride ourselves in maintaining the ADA + C's high standards of sterilization.

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Our staff will answer all your questions, and attempt to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

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The Leigh Smile Center has introduced a New 2017 Dental Implant Fee Schedule, which we believe will make Dental Implants cost-effective for patients. We want our patients to be able to take advantage of the many benefits of Dental Implants.

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Technology:

Does having a Digital System impact patients?            
Certainly. These days, patients are so familiar with technology in every aspect of their lives, fromGendex CBCT Scanner phones to computers, and they are used to accessing and viewing information on a computer screen.  In the past, explaining an implant case or other conditions with a regular x-ray seemed to confuse or even intimidate some patients. They often didn't know or fully appreciate what they were looking at in a small piece of x-ray film. We believe it is the patient's right to be fully informed about dental srevices ... including having information about the technology being used. Now, it is possible to zoom in on the 2D digital pan image or 3D scans on a large monitor, and focus on even the smallest details; and, in the case of 3D scans, slice and rotate the images to gain the right perspective for demonstrating to the patient. Our patients appreciate that we have invested in the tools to provide them with individualized treatment for their dental implant surgery.  As Dental professionals, we all want our patients to have the best possible care available, with the highest standards of sterilization. The Alberta Dental Association + College has initiated a dental sterilization protocol that is perhaps the most comprehensive in Canada.

There is a considerable amount of factual information on the Internet relating to the importance of digital imaging technology in the field of Dentistry. At the LEIGH SMILE CENTER, we use a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) GENDEX i-CAT 3D-Imaging X-Ray Machine to diagnose all our Dental Implant cases, and to take Panorex X-Rays for our cosmetic and General dentistry patients.

The Leigh Smile Center has passed the thorough inspection and rigorous standards for the Infection & Protection Controls Standards mandated by the Alberta Dental Association + College in 2012.

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                New Sterilization Room and Sterilizing Equipment (October 2015)


Computer-Generated Surgical Guides:

PATIENTS: For research or information concerning computer-generated surgical guides, please contact Dr. Leigh at drleigh@telus.net, or search for "dental implant surgical guides" on the Internet where there is an abundance of factual information demonstrating the advantages.

The Dentists at the Leigh Smile Center work with other expert Dentists, OMF Radiologists and Technicians in the Field of Dental Imaging in Boston and Atlanta, in the USA, to precisely plan the positioning of their patient’s implants. This process is conducted over the Internet and is very fast. Along with utilizing our own Implant Planning Software and in cooperation with these well known Centers (3D-Diagnostix and 360 Imaging) we are able to create Computer-Generated IMPLANT SURGICAL GUIDES from our 3-Dimensional CBCT Patient Scans. We utilize the 360 Imaging’s New ‘360 dps Version 8.0 Software’ for our Implant Treatment Planning and Simplant a well known Implant Planning Software.

Below are some examples of the technology used at the Leigh Smile Center. Click on the small photo and it will expand into a larger photo for your examination.

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Implant Positioning

Treatment planning with 3-D Imaging

Implant Positioning

Planning Surgical Guides


Implant Positioning

3D Imaging

Implant Positioning

3D Planning Image


Implant Positioning

Bone Cross-section, and Angulation.

Computer Guided Surgery

Surgical Guide Planning


Maxillary Surgical Guide

Fabricated Surgical Guide

Position Planning

Maxillary Surgical Guide


Implant Positioning

Titanium Framework

Implant Positioning

Titanium Framework


Surgical Guide

Surgical Guide with Drill Collars

Surgical Guide

Surgical Guide


Surgical Guide

Surgical Guide

Occlusal View of Implant Planned Positions

Occlusal View of Implant Planned Positions


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All services are being provided by General Dentists.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no "Specialists" in Dental Implant treatments in Alberta or Canada. No Dentist in Alberta, including Oral Surgeons, Periodontists,
Prosthodontists, Orthodontists, or Endodontists, etc. is allowed to call him or herself a "Specialist" in the area of Dental Implants, or to say that
they "Specialize" in Dental Implants. (To do so is false and misleading, according to the Alberta Dental Association + College, and violates the ADA+C's
Code of Ethics). Dental "Specialists" in other areas of Dentistry are NOT also "Specialists" in Implant Dentistry.
Disclaimer:
Notice to Website Viewers: This website is provided for information and education purposes only. No doctor/patient relationship is established by your use of this site. No diagnosis or treatment is being provided. The information contained here should be used in consultation with a Dentist of your choice. No guarantees or warranties are made regarding any of the information contained within this website. The information is common knowledge in the practice of placing and restoring dental implants. This website is not intended to offer specific medical, dental or surgical advice to anyone; only to provide possible alternatives to standard dental treatments for replacing missing teeth. Further, this website and Dr. Leigh takes no responsibility for websites hyper-linked to this site, and such hyper-links do not imply any relationship or endorsement of the linked sites.