Dr. Jennifer Cha is the president and 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 cosmetic periodontal plastic 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.

Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas now offers the newest model, state-of-the-art WaterLase Laser Dentistry. This treatment offers little or no discomfort, rapid healing and, in many cases, no anesthetic for good dental health with a beautiful smile. This technology is a non-invasive surgical procedure that does not require opening the gums. It also promotes new bone regeneration in the area where there was disease.

“Laser treatment is the best tool to treat disease around the implants,” Dr. Cha explained. “It doesn’t hurt because it cools down the area with water.”

Working with her associates, Dr. Cha offers expertise in dental implants and periodontics in full mouth reconstruction, especially with the most complicated cases. 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, causes very little to no pain, has a short-term recovery and provides a much higher rate of success.

Dr. Chen has developed an instrument specifically designed to remove failing and/or compromised implants. This instrument allows to less invasively remove and replace implants.

Laser treatment is the best tool to treat disease around the implants… It doesn’t hurt because it cools down the area with water.

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. She assists in designing implants that combine the best features of the varying systems which helps both simplify the surgical process and shortens 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 time and a much higher rate of success than other methods.

Everyone is a candidate for dental implants, but getting the procedure done properly does require an implant specialist. The specialist should have the expertise and specialize in dental implants with bone reconstruction.

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.

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