Dr. Macks' associate, Dr. Chung, is a certified Prosthodontist, who provides All-on-4 implant procedures. Dr. Chung works at Dr. Macks' Tacoma office on Fridays. Dr. Chung provides patients with options from a single implant to a complex full-mouth restoration. All-on-4 Implants provide a permanent, screw-retained replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. It is a rehabilitation of the maxilla and mandible with fixed prosthesis allowing the best and highest success rate.
As a certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Chung offers fast, affordable tooth replacement. Dr. Chung is a graduate of the Seoul National University College of Dentistry, along with the University of Washington Dental School, where he completed a Master of Science in Dentistry with specialty certificate in Prosthodontics program.
He has spoken on multiple subjects in implant and prosthetic dentistry nationally and internationally to dental professionals and students. He is also serving as an outside expert reviewer for the implant journal, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.
Dr. Macks has been offering Mini Dental Implants in his Tacoma, WA office for over 30 years. Mini Dental Implants offer patients a solution for smaller teeth or incisors. Also, this narrower implant may best serve patients who require stabilization of lower jaw dentures, pre-molar teeth or a missing tooth that was located in a narrow area.
Only a few dentists can perform this procedure effectively, and Dr. Alan Macks is one of those cosmetic dentists in Tacoma who can perform this service.
Here are some core differences between traditional implants and mini implants that Dr. Macks offers:
- Mini Implants are approximately half the width of their traditional counterparts
- The implant is not fully submerged during a narrow implant procedure
- Should implant failure occur, the small size (that of a toothpick) means grafting is not necessary
- Mini Implants are less costly
- Mini Implants are solid though they do not contain a screw