Are Your Missing or Failing Teeth An Everyday Problem?

The most important reason to replace your missing or failing teeth is because your life is not the same without them. Dental implants are the only successfully proven treatment that permanently solves missing or failing teeth.


Call or request an implant consultation with Dr. Pessoa and our Draper Smiles’ team and come see your dental implant options.

It is now your turn to smile!!

What happens during your first implant consultation:



Dr. Pessoa will take a 3-D scan of your mouth and jaws right at his office (no need to go anywhere else). This scan will produce a sophisticated three-dimensional and cross-sectional image X-ray of exactly what’s going on with your teeth, gums, and jawbones. With this information, a specific plan can be create knowing exactly what to expect during your implant treatment before we even begin. The dental implant or implants may even be able to be placed virtually in the computer to ensure greater success before the procedure is done in reality.



When it comes to investing in your mouth and your smile, we encourage you to do your research. Soon you will find out that is really important in trusting the office where you can make this type of long term investment in your health and smile. Understanding the process is just as important. Here is a little summary of the process:

1It all begins on your first visit to Draper Smiles, where you’ll receive a complimentary consultation, including a FREE 3-D CAT scan.

This new technology is able to show to us your bone, tooth and tissue structure in height, width and depth. This critical information enables us to create a detailed plan even before we start (no surprises later). We are also able to give you a detailed sequence of appointments for the entire tooth replacement procedure; with every visit and treatment included (again… No surprises!).


Whenever you are ready, we schedule a complete dental exam where we access your mouth and take some photos and models of your mouth. We also reserve time just for you to answer any other questions you may have about the dental implant process.


After all questions have been addressed, the next time is the actual implant surgery appointment. This usually happens within 2-3 weeks after the comprehensive examination. In case you are wearing dentures, you may be able to try-in the teeth before they are made final.

The implant surgery appointment may be done under local anesthesia, laughing gas or even under IV sedation (sleep dentistry). You get to choose the option that works best for your comfort.

After the surgical procedure is done, your provisional teeth will be fit in to the implants and/or to your mouth. You always leave the office with teeth in!

After-Implant Placement Appointment:

We will follow up with you at the office 7-10 days, 6 weeks and 3 months after the implant procedure to ensure is going according to plan. At about 4-6 months after your procedure, we’ll schedule an appointment to have your final new tooth/teeth placed. By then, your gums will be completely healed and the implants fully integrated into your jawbone.


Your permanent replacement teeth are made with an invisible titanium support structure, which gives them the durability to last a lifetime. They will be adjusted to fit perfectly (and permanently) on your healed gums. If your new teeth ever need repair or readjustment, you can come back to Draper Smiles.


C) One Doctor, One Fixed Cost

Having one doctor performing all the procedures lets us expedite your treatment without compromising the quality of your care. No short cuts! It is just more efficient and less costly because you are not going to several places to get the same treatment done.

Dr. Pessoa will be able to develop a specific treatment for you. Because of the 3D CAT scan images acquired during your first exam, he will also be able to provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive fixed cost (no surprises later). This way you’ll fully understand the investment you’re about to make before you start.



Dental Implants Replace Failing and/or Missing Teeth

With the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement option (including dental bridges and removable partial dentures) and a track record spanning over 30 years, dental implants are the best long-term solution to missing teeth. When well maintained by the patient, dental implants can last the rest of your life — that’s what makes them such a good value as opposed to other dental treatment options.

Dental Implants: The best permanent solution for missing or failing teeth.

Dr. Fernando Pessoa at Draper Smiles has gone through extensive training that can solve several conditions with a variety of implant treatment options that are available today.

Dental implants are the most significant dental innovation of this generation. The medical-grade titanium from which they’re made actually fuses to living bone, resulting in teeth that feel completely natural. Moreover, implants actually help preserve your jawbone, which can become vulnerable to shrinkage over time once teeth are lost unlike dentures or alternative products. This means you can get back to smiling and being yourself again.