The Smile Technique
For anterior (front) teeth, Dr. Cross follows the protocol of the SMILE™ Technique developed by Dr. Dennis Shanelec. He has been personally trained in this technique by Dr. Dennis Shanelec, and assisted him in providing training and education in this highly specialized microscope based procedure. This implant therapy involves placing an implant in the anterior (front) esthetic zone with a custom fabricated crown that has the exact same contours as the original tooth. This microsurgical technique allows maximum success with both the function of the implant and esthetics.