The SMILE Technique, Simplified Microsurgical Implant Lifelike Esthetics (SMILE) Technique is an advanced microsurgical approach to placing dental implants in the anterior zone or front of the mouth. The treatment method is the most successful dental implant procedure in the world today in terms of both function and esthetics.
Dr. J. David Cross uses the SMILE Technique for Springfield patients who are good candidates for the treatment and who require same-day dental implants to replace damaged or diseased teeth. Dr. Cross studied under Dr. Dennis Shanelec, who developed the SMILE Technique, at the Microsurgery Training Institute. Dr. Cross has spent more than twenty years conducting these types of microsurgical procedures for his own patients and invests heavily in professional development so that those in his care can have the best outcome and experience possible.