Sinus Lift Augmentation
The loss of your upper back teeth may cause your sinuses to become larger. If this is the case, a sinus lift augmentation will be performed order to ensure your comfort and the best possible outcome of the implant procedure. A sinus lift augmentation or graft relocates the sinus cavity into its original position and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
Autogenous Bone Grafting
In some cases, the idea area for dental implant placement may not have sufficient bone mass to predictably and securely place the implants. In this circumstance, your dental surgeon may need to "borrow" bone from another area of your mouth to graft into the deficient area. The area from which bone is borrowed is often from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be.
Implant Site Development
When a tooth has been removed due to infection, bone loss around the infected tooth is not unusual. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later visit.
Computer Enhanced Treatment Planning
We have special 3D software that allows us to evaluate your bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location for the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result for your dental implants.
Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and free of infection. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, professional cleanings will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.