After over 20 years of practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Urbanek is now focusing mainly on dental implant reconstruction in Wichita Falls; North Texas and Southern Oklahoma areas. He has placed nearly 6,000 dental implants in his career. “In my implant lifetime, we have gone from flying the old Ford Tri-Motor to 767 jets. Dental implant technology is here to stay. It is a way to maintain fixed teeth, help retain removable partials and even complete dentures. People can again have fixed teeth after suffering with removable appliances. We can now place dental implants with more predictability-including areas of compromised bone, with much less trauma, and less surgery-both in time to completion and number of procedures. The ability to eat is a quality of life issue. People no longer have to settle for conventional dentures”. Other advances have occurred that help this: minimal invasion of the jaws, computer guidance, and modern grafting procedures are just a few. Dr. Urbanek is using the latest proven technology to help people rebuild their mouths.
Everyone knows the more you do something, the better you get-hopefully. Along with this come advances in technology. The combination of these makes for better outcomes. The past several months, I have been to an implant conference in Vienna, Austria; and two additional US meetings covering new procedures, anesthesia, and cybersecurity. I maintain my board…