Our proprietary method makes all the difference in safety, effectiveness and comfort of your dental implant procedure. A new smile restoration is a life-changing investment, we want it to last a lifetime.
Some dental implant dentists try to cut costs by performing both your implant procedure and sedation by themselves. This creates two very difficult tasks for the dentist to do at the same time while you are asleep which increases the chance for error in your procedure. At Nuvia, every patient is assigned their own board certified anesthetist at no extra charge. You can rest assured that your implant surgeon will be 100% focused on your procedure, while a certified anesthetist takes care of you while you’re asleep. Would you want it any other way? Neither would we.
Once your implants are placed, they are fused to your bone in a process called Osseointegration. This is like setting a fence post in wet cement and waiting for it to dry. At Nuvia, we install a titanium bar immediately after placing your implants to prevent any micro-movements and ensure not only the truest fit once Osseointegration is complete, but Absolute Stability immediately after. This is why with Nuvia’s permanent teeth in 24 hours, you can eat soft foods immediately instead of having to go on a liquid diet for 2-3 weeks like is required with traditional, “Teeth-In-A-Day”.
Sometimes the body needs a little help to heal from the procedure, so we place something called a “membrane” on the site. Other clinics use manufactured membranes which can compromise the healing process. At Nuvia, our implant technicians use your own white blood cells to create a custom membrane. This provides a more natural healing process allowing the site to heal much quicker and the implant to be received more effectively.
Dr. Vinicius Lima graduated as a dentist from Nova Southeastern University and completed a two year postdoctoral General Practice Residency at Tufts University. Dr. Lima has a passion for dental prosthodontics and custom designing teeth that gives patients not only beautiful smiles, but also comfortable biting and speaking.
Dr. Lima enjoys playing and watching sports, his favorites being soccer and volleyball. He also loves music, playing guitar, and traveling. He has been a certified scuba diver since 2015, and has gone on dives in the coast of Florida, Saint Maarten, Mexico, Galapagos Islands, Bermuda and Hawaii.
Dr. Lima understands that the best patient experience and the strongest treatment outcome comes from personalized care. He is dedicated to establishing and maintaining genuine and unique relationships with his patients with utmost trust and confidentiality. Dr. Lima believes that good oral health and a beautiful smile can truly change one's life with improved confidence and outlook in life.
Dr. Choi earned his dental degree at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, in California, where he was awarded the Silver Award for Academic Excellence. He then attended an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harlem Hospital Center, in New York City. From there he went on to Howard University Hospital, in Washington D.C., to complete his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. While there, Dr. Choi had the honor of training under Dr. Jeffrey C. Posnick, DMD, MD, FACS, Professor Emeritus of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine; with whom he co-authored several papers published in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Following Residency, Dr. Choi spent the early part of his career practicing in Missouri and California. Dr. Choi enjoys cycling and going on hikes with his wife and daughter.