The SMILE Technique

Same Day Implants

The SMILE Technique is the most successful dental implant procedure in the world. It has a success rate of 99.7%. The procedure was developed by Dr. Dennis Shanelec, and is unmatched in appearance and function. The SMILE Technique allows patients to have a dental implant and a custom temporary crown placed all in one day. This type of procedure is often referred to as “immediate” or “same-day implants.” Dr. Cross was fortunate enough to train extensively and teach with the late Dr. Shanelec and follow his protocol for patients to receive the best possible care.

Learn About the SMILE Technique

Dr. Cross Provides All Patients with a Comprehensive Oral Exam

All patients receive a compressive examination, including dental implant patients. The evaluation may include digital radiographs and 3D Imaging. The examination allows Dr. Cross to give each patient thorough recommendations for how to best place the implants for healthy integration. Dr. Cross will ensure each patient can ask questions so they can make an informed and comfortable decision.

How Our Exams Work

Immediate Microsurgical Implant Placement of a Dental Implant
1. Fractured Tooth
2. Removal of Fractured Tooth
3. Immediate Implant Placement
4. Placement of Crown

If you have a damaged tooth that requires replacement, you may benefit from a dental implant and the SMILE Technique. Contact Dr. Cross’ office in Springfield for an appointment online or by phone at (217) 793-0196.