Dr. Jennifer Cha is the president of the Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas. Along with her husband, Dr. Leon Chen, who is also an accomplished periodontist, they opened the institute in 2003. A respected dentist, she specializes in periodontal surgery. Dr. Cha is also a Fellow and Diplomat of the International Board of Oral Implantologists, one of three dentists in Las Vegas to be awarded this honor.
Working with her associates, she offers advanced dental care through revolutionary procedures, such as the 5 in 1 Technique, Sinus Lift and Vertical Translation, all procedures developed by the Dental Implant Institute. These procedures are less invasive, cause very little to no pain, have a short-term recovery and provide a much higher rate of success.
Another innovative surgery developed by Dr. Chen is the hydraulic sinus, a very sophisticated technique mastered by Dr. Cha. The hydraulic sinus lift technique gives the dentist the ability to place implants simultaneously in the sinus with very minimal pain. Traditionally, implants cannot be placed near the sinus, since the tissue is not thick enough to withstand the procedure. But with this technique, Dr. Cha can go through the same hole where the tooth was removed, gently lift the tissue (which is the membrane that lines the sinus) and then add bone to create enough space to place the implant under the membrane of the sinus. The implant works like a tent, keeping the membrane elevated. It takes about four months for the implant and bone to integrate.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed in the jaw bone. Its purpose is to replace the missing root of a tooth. There are many types of dental implants, which vary in shape and architecture. Dr. Cha assists in designing implants that combine the best features of the varying systems, which helps both simplify the surgical process and shorten the chair time for the patient. The whole process of placing the implant can take only a matter of minutes. This technique has a faster recovery and a higher rate of success than other methods.
Everyone is a candidate for dental implants, but getting the procedure done requires an implant specialist with expertise in dental implants and bone regeneration.
When not working, Dr. Cha is involved with several charitable organizations including the American Heart Association, Diabetes Foundation and AIDS Foundation. She is also a published author in numerous scientific journals and an international lecturer on dental implants and periodontics.
Dr. Cha is also working on a project as a consultant for dental implant manufacturing companies to improve the dental implant prosthetic system, which will improve the procedure for doctors and patients.
• Periodontal Surgery
• Dental Implants
• Bone regeneration
Dr. Jennifer Cha
Dental Implant Institute
6170 W. Desert Inn Road | Las Vegas, NV 89146
702.220.5000 | dentalofficeslasvegas.com