Surgical Case Planning & Consulting case_doctor

Since each patient’s implant needs are different, an individual case plan is required to ensure that patients receive effective treatment from a dentist they trust. Dr. Shatkin’s vast mini dental implant experience and knowledge with his review of the x-ray image, the models and the lab prescription form creates this no charge individual case plan.

This no charge surgical case planning and consulting service provides cost-effective results for both the patient and dentist. Dr. Shatkin and the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. team are available for your calls and always look forward to assisting you. You may call us at 1.888.4.SHATKIN (1.888.474.2854).

A panoramic x-ray or CT scan, a polyvinyl impression, and a completed lab prescription form are required for Dr. Shatkin to review your case. To upload your imagery (jpeg or dicom) please click here for our upload portal. Lab prescription forms and shipping supplies can be found here.

Fabrication of Surgical Stents

An important component of the mini dental implant package from Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. is the surgical stent.· From the case plan, Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. technicians produce a surgical stent that will easily guide the placement of the implant. Our surgical stents provide the specific site(s) and the angulations for the implant placement.

During the mini implant procedure, the titanium metal sleeve in the stent is used to guide the pilot drill to the pre-determined mini implant location.· The same stent then serves to guide the actual placement of the mini dental implant. The accuracy provided by the surgical stent is crucial in achieving successful


results for the mini implant procedure. This results in patients receiving the most functional and aesthetically-pleasing results from their mini implant procedure, while dentists benefit from our well-crafted yet cost-effective product.

Fabrication of Final Restorations which Align with Surgical Stent

Your case plan from Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., with the surgical stent and placement instructions, can include an individual crown, multiple crowns, a roundhouse restoration or the denture(s) fabricated by Shatkin F.I.R.S.T..

By using our restorations with the individual surgical stent, ensures that the restoration will fit precisely together with the implant for superior results.

Full Zirconia, Porcelain Fused to Metal, IPS Empress & Porcelain Fused to e-max


At Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., we offer our clients a wide range of restorative options to ensure that patients receive the best treatment for their dental and aesthetic needs. Dentist and patient can work together to choose the material, shade, and type of restoration for their treatment, which are then custom-built for beautiful, long-lasting results.

  • Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) can be color matched to the surrounding teeth of each individual patient. PFM crowns and bridges combine the benefits of all-metal and all-porcelain restorations for strong, durable and aesthetically-pleasing results.
  • IPS Empress™ Restorations serve as a natural, highly supportive replacement for missing teeth, and can be used for crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers. Made of ceramic, these crowns have a translucent quality for a more natural look and are often used for the front teeth. These restorations are proven to last as long as 15 year
  • Porcelain fused to e-max™ is a solid ceramic core material layered with low fusing porcelain providing a balance of versatility and simplicity.· These restorations, recommended for anterior region and veneers, offer a lifelike appearance that delivers the ultimate in metal free aesthetics and strength.

FIRSTEMPS™ Full_Zirconia_Crowns

In addition to our permanent restorations, we produce FIRSTEMPS™· to provide patients with functional, cosmetic and structural coverage when they have several appointments for a multiple unit mini implant restoration.

Our instant temporaries are designed to be simply placed over the prepared teeth after final impressions have been taken. Though FIRSTEMPS™ are strong and durable to fully protect and support the prepared teeth, they also ensure these teeth are not altered after the final impressions were taken. This ensures that the patients can benefit from the most accurate results available.

Standard Crown & Bridge

Crowns and bridges are used to effectively restore one or more teeth in any area of the mouth, based on a customized surgical guide or instructions by the dentist. The type of restoration used depends on each patient’s individual needs. Our restorations are made of only the highest quality of material and are designed to provide long-lasting support, functionality and aesthetics for your patients. When combined with our high-quality mini implants, crowns and bridges manufactured in our lab provide highly effective results.
Dentists across the country have trusted Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.’s team of professionals for many years to provide crown and bridge restorations. With the development of mini implants and single-day treatments, they now come to Shatkin First for the most convenient and technologically-advanced treatment available, while still receiving the reliability and affordability that brought them to Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. in the first place!

Dentures & Partials premium_denture

Stabilized dentures are more comfortable and functional as they are designed to stay in place and serve as a supportive, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Placement with mini implants provides patients with the confidence that their dentures will not move or fall out while eating or speaking, while dentists benefit from the simple and highly efficient one appointment placement technique.
We fabricate full, fixed and removable partial dentures. Through the surgical guide, patients can have the mini implants placed and receive their new denture in one appointment. We provide everything needed for denture and partial placement, to include the mini implants, actual denture and surgical stent(s) to ensure precise placement.

Dentures by Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. feature Dentsply Portrait® IPN teeth and Lucitone 199®.· We have chosen the Portrait® teeth for their high wear factor for implant supported dentures, excellent aesthetics, the most popular shades and a wide variety of molds. Lucitone 199® is the industry standard for denture base materials and has been for decades, offering outstanding aesthetics, impact resistance and superb flexural strength.