Academics:

Faculty, USC School of Dentistry
Instructor, Behavior Science
Lecturer, Ethics
Graduate, USC School of Dentistry
Inventor/Author, Pinhole Surgical Technique ®
Patent Holder, Surgical Instruments
CE Provider: Professional Responsibility, Infection Control & TMJ
Teacher of the Year 2012, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Special Qualifications:

Master,
    Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, International College of
    Cranio- Mandibular Orthopaedics
Fellow, International Academy of
    Mini Dental Implants
Fellow, International Congress of
    Oral Implantologists
Fellow, Institute for Advanced
    Laser Dentistry

Professional Associations:

Member, American Dental Association
Member, California Dental Association
Associate Member, American
    Academy of Periodontology
Member, American Academy of
    Dental Sleep Medicine
Member, American Academy of
    Implant Dentistry
Member, American Dental Society
    of Anesthesiology
Member, American Academy of
    Pain Management
Member, American Academy of
    Sleep Medicine
Member, Academy of Microscope
    Enhanced Dentistry
Member, Special Care Dentistry
    Association

Lectures & Presentations:

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
San Gabriel Valley Dental
    Assistants Society
San Fernando Valley Dental Society
Mt. Baldy Study Club
Western Dental Society
Indian Dental Society
Chinese Dental Society
Punjabi Dental Society
Academy for Excellence in Dentistry
University of Texas -
    Department of Periodontics
International Academy of
    Mini Dental Implants

Community Service:

Host: SMILETALK, KRLA, KFWB
TV Talk Show Host: Charter
Columnist, Around Alhambra
Columnist, Cascades
Columnist, Spotlight on Montebello
Operation Gratitude

Honors & Recognition:

Doctor of Divinity, Chinese for
    Christ Theological Seminary
ADA, CDA Lifetime Membership Award
USC Friends of Dentistry


Immediate (same day) Mini Implant Dentures

John C. Chao, D.D.S., M.A.G.D
Anxiety Management,
Behavior Science,
Faculty, USC School of Dentistry

What are immediate mini denture implants?
Immediate Denture Implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture (housing) acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring.  The O-ring of the housing snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

 

 

 

Mini Denture Implant Chart

How are immediate denture implants placed?
Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed in our office, with local anesthesia or light sedation to help make you more comfortable.  A 3D Scan is used to guide implants into precise location at the desired angulation, to ensure accuracy and safety in avoiding vital structures. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, Immediate Denture Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. This is done the same day as a one-step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. You can take advantage of our I.V. sedation during the procedure. We can usually adapt implants to your existing dentures.



Mini Denture Implants immediately after insertion.
(NOTICE: Appearance of gum tissue immediately after implant placement. No surgical incision or sutures required; no bleeding, swelling or inflammation)

Cowards Welcome: All of our services are done with the explicit goal of making your experience as comfortable as possible. You will be amazed at how quickly your anxiety can vanish!    We see this happen every day.



Cast Gold Upper Roofless Denture with
Mini Implant Housings (attachments)

(outside view)

(inside view)

Lower Denture with Mini Implant Attachments


Panoramic View of Implants

Before Smile Makeover

After New Dentures with Mini Implants

Periapical X-Ray
of upper implants

Lower Mini Implants
with Traditional Implants

(inside view)

(outside view)
Upper Denture with Gold Framework
with Mini Implant Attachments

(outside view)

(inside view)
Lower Partial Denture with Mini Implant Attachments


Sirona – Galileos 

Our in-house 3D Cone Beam CT Scan that is used for implant planning and all other diagnostic procedures such as Restorative, Root Canal & Gum Treatment


Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (3D Scan) of Mini Denture Implants

3D Scan was used to guide implants into precise location at the desired angulation.  A 3D Scan assures accuracy and safety in avoiding vital structures.



SAME DAY
After Mini Implant Placement

Roof of Upper Denture Removed
(in the mouth)

Roof of Upper Denture Removed

Before Roof on Upper Denture Removed

After Roof on Upper Denture Removed

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography of
Upper Jaw Before Implant Placement

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography of
Upper Jaw After Placement of 4 Mini Implants

Roofless Denture


Original Denture with Roof

Original Denture with Roof Removed
Relined & Revamped

6 Mini Denture Implants Placed
Mini Denture Implants immediately after insertion
(NOTICE: no surgical incision or sutures required; no bleeding, swelling or inflammation)

Upper Denture Stabilized with Mini Dental Implants
Original Denture made more functional & pleasing

5 Mini Denture Implants Placed
Mini Denture Implants immediately after insertion
(NOTICE: no surgical incision or sutures required; no bleeding, swelling or inflammation)

Original Denture with Roof Removed
Relined & Revamped

Original Denture made more functional & pleasing

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