Dental Implant Dentists

Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure, Options, Details & Costs

The dental implantologists at Epic Smiles have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dental implant dentist or surgeon.

Both Dr. Javid and Dr. Zingalis are board certified in dental implantology with distinction as Diplomates of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists & Fellows of the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute.


Dr. Javid Pour-Ghasemi being awarded his Fellowship credential from the Misch International Implant Institute.


Dr. Michael Zingalis being awarded his Diplomate credential from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Less than 1% of 704,000+ dentists worldwide have earned ICOI Diplomate credentials.

Diplomates of the ICOI are among the top dentists in the world at performing implant dentistry procedures.

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Dr. Javid and Dr. Zingalis are two of only a few Texas dentists who are certified to provide Level 3 IV Sedation to their patients.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your dental implant procedure.

Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Javid and Dr. Zingalis average up to 20x the amount of continuing education credit hours required by the State of Texas per licensing period.

Both Dr. Javid and Dr. Zingalis take great pride in practicing implant dentistry; they routinely perform sinus lifts, bone grafts and complex bone augmentation procedures.

Serving the Greater Houston area with locations in both Richmond and Conroe, Texas.

Epic Smiles offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, All-On-4 or 6, snap in dentures, full arch implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Epic Smiles is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of biological growth proteins to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue.

Dr. Zingalis is also a Hybridge certified full mouth dental implant dentist (a national network comprised of only specialists and highly trained dentists).
A leader in the field of full arch implant dentistry.

Licensed in both Texas and Colorado, Dr. Zingalis has over 20 years of dental experience and stays up to date with cutting edge dental implant technology ensuring safe, highly esthetic, predictable results.

Dr. Zingalis holds board certification and Diplomate status in implant dentistry with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute as well as the (IADI) International Academy of Dental Implants.


Dr. Javid Pour-Ghasemi, DMD, DICOI

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Dr. Javid was born and raised in Lexington, KY. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California in 2011 and proceeded to complete his dental education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Javid has called Texas home since 2017 and has no plans on ever leaving.


  • University of Southern California
  • University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Level 3 Sedation-Certified


  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Fellow – Misch International Implant Institute
  • Diplomate – International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

When not learning or working, Dr. Javid loves the outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman. Dr. Javid has also played guitar for 15 years and always enjoys a good jam session. He enjoys traveling, especially (and particularly) when going off to learn from someone new in the dental field.


Dr. Michael Zingalis, DDS, DICOI.

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Dr. Zingalis grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, and then graduated from what is now known as The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2000. Since his start is dentistry, he has always believed in providing quality care with a gentle touch.


  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
  • Certified Hybridge Dentist


  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Fellow – Misch International Implant Institute
  • Diplomate – International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Fellow – International Academy of Dental Implantology (IADI)

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Zingalis enjoys spending time with his family; his wife, Amy, and his two kids, Kayla and Nathan. He also enjoys cooking and traveling.

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First steps to your dental implants with Epic Smiles:

1. Schedule your no cost consultation 

2. Attend your consult with comprehensive exam

  • One-on-One Consultation with Dr. Javid or Dr. Zingalis
  • Oral exam including 3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).
  • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
  • Get all your questions answered

3. Review our findings and discuss your treatment options


Graphic illustration showing the components of a single dental implant including the titanium body, an abutment and a crown.

Are dental implants worth it?

A healthy smile is one of the top priorities for most people. It plays a key role in first impressions, and it’s considered to be a great confidence booster. Because of this, it’s no surprise that those who undergo tooth extractions, or those who lost them naturally due to trauma or dental cavities, have doubts about the future of their smile. At Epic Smiles, our mission is to offer a custom-made solution to the severe problem that tooth loss represents.

Our team enthusiastically suggests dental implants. Although other treatments may suit more reduced budgets, like dentures and dental bridges, this option is worth considering for those looking for a complete restoration of both the function and the general aesthetics of their smile.

Dental implants can endure forever, and also maintain the jaw structure, eliminating in this way the risk of bone resorption. No other treatment alternative can deliver a result as stable and durable as dental implants.

Dental implants preserve jaw bone.


Photo shows an edentulous (lacking teeth) person after several years and the resulting changes to facial appearance with jaw bone loss.

Dental implants are the best solution for tooth loss.

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement options. And this is not unexpected, as they have several advantages. Patients considering implants should know that dental implants:

maintain natural bone, eliminating the risk of future tooth loss.
maintain jawbone structure, preventing alterations of facial aesthetics. People who suffer bone resorption tend to look older than they really are.
have excellent aesthetics results when the restoration is completed with porcelain bridges or crowns.
can last a lifetime. Within 8-9 months, dental implants are firmly integrated into natural bone.
provide better functionality than dentures and regular tooth bridges. It enables the patient to eat everything from apples to steak without worrying about their smile.

Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:

Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”

Video courtesy of Nobel Biocare.

Dental Implants For Dentures
(Snap-In Dentures)

Also known as implant-retained or implant-supported dentures, snap-in dentures are a fantastic option for patients with multiple teeth loss. Like full dentures, they replace the entire dental arch, but the significant difference lies in the retention provided by implants.

The implants that have been previously placed along the arch are connected to the denture through special components. Instead of housing crowns or bridges, the implants have little accessories (“abutments”), whose shape is then reproduced in the acrylic of the denture and achieving a perfect fit between both elements.

Snap-In dentures have many advantages. They are considered to be:

  • comfortable: the retention provided by implants is solely incomparable. Better retention equals more functionality, so patients can chew, talk, and whistle without even noticing they are wearing a full denture.
  • hygienic: as they are removable, they can be easily cleaned overnight like regular dentures. This also allows a proper hygiene of the implants and the oral tissues, reducing the risk of gums disease and infections.
  • low maintenance: a yearly visit to the dental office is enough to make sure that the denture is fitting properly.
  • affordable: it represents a more economical alternative to a full-arch restoration with individual implants and their respective crowns or bridges.

This implant-retained solution requires patients to come into the dental office for a reline appointment approximately once a year to ensure proper fit and function.

Enjoy your favorite foods!

No matter what you are craving for, with your dental implants, there’s nothing to worry about. No more loose dentures or falling-off restorations: their effective osseointegration allows you to enjoy anything from sticky caramels to sweet apples!


Photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 4 dental implants to retain and support the denture.

All-on-4 Dental Implants
(Teeth in a Day)

A minimally invasive solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.

The “Teeth in a day” treatment offered by Epic Smiles is an exceptional option for many people, especially for those replacing incisors (any of the four front teeth), or seeking an extensive implant restoration.

The process is simple. Once the tooth is extracted, our team places the implant and screws a temporary fixed bridge into the implant (or implants)—all in one session.

Then, after six months, once the area has healed completely and the soft tissues are in the right place, the patient returns to the office to have the final impressions taken. The permanent bridge, made of a more durable material like zirconia, will be created based on those impressions.

Patients need to know that this method implies frequent visits to our office. It requires meticulous cleaning sessions and costs more than the conventional implant treatment, but it has several advantages. To begin with, this treatment is shorter. Usually, after the tooth extraction, the dentist needs to wait a couple of months before placing the implant. With this treatment modality, we are able to extract teeth, place implants and place a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

How to care for “teeth in a day”

Our team at Epic Smiles encourages patients to make appointments several times a year to have examinations and in-office cleanings of the implants. In these sessions, the dental team removes the bridge to clean around the abutments using a precise instrument. Once the area has been cleaned, the dentist will evaluate the condition of the implants. If there’s nothing to worry about, he will proceed to screw the bridge back into the implants.

Patients with edentulism (toothlessness) are often eligible for the All-on-4® treatment concept. A thorough evaluation of any patient is necessary in order to choose the right treatment and to establish a predictable treatment outcome.

In 1998 Dr. Paulo Malo successfully treated the first patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept. Since then hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with this concept.

Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge)
For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
Graftless procedure
Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone

Video 01:41 | Demonstration of the life changing All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept.

Video courtesy of Nobel Biocare.

Surgical guides for accurate, efficient placement.

A surgical guide is an extremely useful custom made acrylic appliance that helps the dentist in complex implant cases. It perfectly fits the dental arch and has marks that indicate the exact position and direction in which the implant should be placed.

Designed by the dentist, this appliance has a remarkable precision and guarantees an efficient procedure.


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