Dental Implants

A dental implant is a cylindrical and/or tapered post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a replacement for the tooth root. When a decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.

A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for substitute teeth. Implants can be used to restore an individual tooth,  implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.

Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without worrying about your teeth.

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Bone Augmentation

The amount of bone available is very important when a patient needs implant/s. Some people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support them. Fortunately, there are several techniques than can be used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jaw line and smile, and provide a strong and sturdy base for implant supported teeth.  After these procedures, most patients proceed with everyday life and work often by the next day and continue throughout the months in between dentist appointments.  Below are some of the more common techniques to improve bone and prepare it to receive implants

Bone Grafting

It is a safe and highly successful procedure that involves the “building up” or adding bone to the jaw by using your own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed or synthetic bone materials.  They may be done prior or during implant placement to ensure the success of the implant/s.

Sinus Lift

Also know as Sinus Augmentation or Sinus Elevation is a bone-augmentation procedure for patients who have insufficient natural bone for dental implant placement in the area of missing upper back teeth. These teeth are among the most difficult to restore.  When upper molars are missing, the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone deteriorates over time. The procedure involves adding bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. The procedure does not affect speech, intonation or cause sinus problems. Sinus augmentation, which many patients say causes only minimal discomfort, is designed to help ensure that your implants are long-lasting, with ample, strong and sturdy bone that will allow your new teeth to fit and function like healthy, natural teeth.

Ridge Expansion

In some instances, the width of the bone is not wide enough to accommodate placement of implant/ implants.  Ridge expansion, also known as ridge modification is a bone augmentation procedure that increases the thickness of the bone. Bone graft material can be added to a small ridge, or space, that is created along the top of the jaw. In some situations implants can be placed right after a ridge expansion. Like all bone grafting techniques, ridge expansion helps ensure a strong foundation and long lifespan for your new teeth.