Advanced Dental Implant Procedures-- Denver, CO
Give Your Dental Implants a Stable Foundation
Have you made the choice to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Denver? That is great! You will regain the next best thing to your natural teeth using a solution that offers over a 95% success rate. To promote the long-term viability of your new smile, we used the latest technological advancements to create the right foundation. It is not uncommon to need additional procedures before having your implant posts placed, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift. We embrace the latest innovations to ensure the treatments are a success to enhance the function and aesthetics of your new smile.
Advanced Dental Implant Procedures
During your initial consultation, your oral surgeon in Denver informs you if other procedures are needed. Among the most common include:
Prolonged untreated tooth loss causes your jawbone to lose density. If bone loss is too severe, your jaw cannot support the posts. If they are placed without bone grafting, it could lead to implant failure.
The procedure involves taking a section of bone from another place in your body or from a donor and grafting it to the weakened areas of your jaw. Over the next several months, your jaw accepts the graft to stimulate new growth. By improving its density, your implant posts have the secure and stable foundation they need to remain in place for several decades with the right aftercare.
A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. We may need to add bone between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are located on either side of your nose. The process involves moving the sinus membrane upward to make room for the bone.
Most often, the treatment is recommended for those who have lost teeth in the upper jaw, specifically the back teeth. It is also used for those who have lost bone structure from periodontal disease or those who have had untreated tooth loss for quite some time.
Do I Need Additional Procedures?
Not everyone requires additional procedures before their oral surgery in Denver for dental implants. We use a CT scan and digital images to evaluate your oral structures during your initial consultation to determine if an advanced procedure is in your best interest before placing your posts. If you need one, we thoroughly explain the treatment process and what you can expect to achieve a successful new smile.
If you are interested in dental implants or need oral surgery, we can help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.