The loss of one or more teeth can be devastating because it affects your smile and oral health. The solution is a dental implant, a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post surgically placed into the jawbone. Titanium and a well-suited metal to pair with human bone, usually make up the tooth’s ” root.” The tooth can be attached permanently or removable. This process will consist of a replacement tooth fixed to the post.
Different Types of Implant Services
To ensure the best possible outcome, it is ideal that you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene. This includes having healthy gums and a strong jaw bone structure for your implants to function correctly. Our implant services include:
- Sinus Lift Augmentation
- Autogenous Bone Grafting
- Implant Site Development
- Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning
- Implant Maintenance
These different services each have different purposes. During your consultation, the doctor will inform you what the best solution will be for you.
Sinus Lift Augmentation
The loss of teeth in the upper back area can make it difficult for some people to get dental implants. This is because sinuses are air-filled spaces and implants need solid bone around them so that surgery is a success. The surgical procedure, sinus lift augmentation/graft, restores the sinus cavity to its original size and replaces the lost bone caused by the enlarged sinus. The new bone graft takes around nine to twelve months to heal before your doctor can place the dental implants into the grafted bone.
Autogenous Bone Grafting
Sometimes, there is an insufficient bone quantity to support implants in the areas needed. We may need to use some bone from another mouth area to implant them in the deficient area. The area of choice is usually where your wisdom teeth used to be.
Implant Site Development
When a tooth is infected and gets removed, it will sometimes cause the loss of bone around that area. Different types of bone grafting are available in this case. This procedure proceeds at the same time as tooth removal. This will facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning
At the Center of Exceptional Dentistry, we use special software to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions: bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location. This enables the best possible placement of your dental implants. We can work closely and smoothly with your restorative doctor to ensure you receive the ideal result for your dental implants.
Keep your new teeth clean by scheduling regular dental appointments. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just like natural ones do. For this reason, it is crucial to maintain them with professional cleaning sessions that will determine the best solution for you depending on your individual needs.
Get Started Today
Are you considering implants? Consult with Dr. Firouzi at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry to discuss your options. Book your appointment or call (412) 274-1126 today. We are ready to help!