Dental implants have become one of the most popular treatment options because of their unique health and aesthetic advantages. Candidates for this treatment will usually have strong enough jaws to accommodate implants, however this isn’t always the case. Thankfully, we have an answer for patients with upper and lower jawbone deficiencies. We partner with expert oral surgeons to deliver you quality bone grafting and sinus lifts. These key preparations for implants allow you to enjoy a strong, stable, and beautiful smile. Keep reading to learn more about our advanced dental implant procedures.
In order to place dental implants, there has to be enough jawbone for a successful surgery. For patients without enough jawbone, bone can be grafted onto the jaw. This adds tissue to the area of deficiency, making it possible for the placement of implants. The extra bone will usually come from a different part of your body, a bone bank, or it will be made of synthetic materials. A thin collagen membrane is placed to prevent the bone graft from growing gum tissue or shrinking. Sometimes, this procedure can even be performed on the same day as your dental implants, but this will vary from case to case.
If there is a significant amount of bone loss, it’s possible for a block of bone supported by screws to be placed. This bone can come from your chin, behind your teeth, or it can be synthetically made. This procedure will almost always require a waiting period of at least a few months before your dental implant placement.
A sinus lift can successfully add volume to bone in the top arch of your smile or the back parts of your jaw. When you lose teeth toward the back of your smile, it’s common for your sinuses to collapse into the newly vacant space, eliminating room for dental implants. Thankfully, a sinus lift can create space for new bone to accommodate your dental implants. Once the sinuses are lifted, we must allow a few months to heal before you can receive a bone graft.
If you have missing teeth in Topeka & Silver Lake, contact our office today to learn more about how we can restore your smile’s strength and appearance.
I Need a Checkup & Cleaning I Have a Cavity or Broken Tooth I am Missing One or More Teeth I Have a Dental Emergency I want to Improve My Smile I am Worried About Gum Disease I am Anxious or Scared of the Dentist I Want a Straighter Smile I am Concerned About Sleep Apnea I Have Pain When I Open/Close My Mouth View Our Services