Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Denver, CO
Create a Healthy Foundation for Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most successful option to treat tooth loss. Most patients who have good oral and general health are candidates for the dental implant procedure in Denver; however, you’ll still need a thorough consultation, which will include a CT scan of your oral structures. This allows us to see any potential problems below the surface. After reviewing the images, we might find there are some issues that prevent you from moving forward with your implant placement surgery, like bone loss. Don’t worry, we can correct the concerns to ensure your new smile has the framework it needs to thrive.
Bone loss is a common problem for patients who have untreated missing teeth. Losing even a single tooth causes you to lose density in your jawbone because it isn’t being stimulated by the root. You can lose as much as 25% of your bone within the first year of losing a tooth. As a result, your jaw may not be able to support the implant posts.
We can repair any areas of weakened bone using a special procedure. Bone grafting uses material from another area of your body or a donor to thicken your jawbone. The graft is surgically placed, allowing your bone to fuse to it as you heal.
You’ll undergo a minor procedure to allow us to access your jawbone. After your gum tissue is opened, we’ll place the graft onto the bone and suture your gum tissue closed. It will take several weeks for your bone to integrate with the graft; however, after you’ve healed, you’ll be ready to enjoy unmatched stability after replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
Although this can add several steps to your treatment plan, bone grafting in Denver is crucial to supporting your dental implants for decades with the right aftercare.
Bone grafting can be combined with a sinus lift in Denver. It’s often needed when replacing teeth in the back of the mouth, like the molars. Some patients don’t have enough bone to accommodate a dental implant without protruding into the maxillary sinuses, which are located on either side of your nose.
A sinus lift enhances the space to allow your jaw to hold the posts. A small incision is made in your gum tissue to allow a small hole to be drilled into your jawbone. Your sinus is raised before a bone graft is placed into the hole to hold it in place. Your gum tissue is sutured closed, and you’ll spend the next several weeks healing. After you’ve recovered, you’ll be a candidate for dental implants in Denver.
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If you’re not a candidate for dental implants because you’ve experienced bone loss, our office offers the advanced solutions you need to restore your oral health. We’ll create a customized plan to permanently replace your missing teeth with dental implants. We’ll rebuild your smile using an option that’s proven to last for decades. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.