Undergoing a dental implant procedure may require additional procedures before fully receiving your new tooth restorations. Some patients whose oral health is not up to standard are generally the ones who need a supplemental procedure before their dental implant treatment, but the reasons can be genetic as well. For example, someone with a weak jawbone or infected gums will need to discuss other procedures with Dr. Sweeny first.
Recommended Treatments by Dr. Sweeny
Tooth loss can weaken your jawbone which eliminates the bone support you need for a dental implant. We offer bone grafting as a treatment to restore your bone structure with donated bone tissue from another source which we graft to the absent areas of your jawbone. The new tissue is absorbed by the jawbone and creates sufficient bone that is strong enough to support a dental implant.
Sinus augmentation is needed for patients whose bone height in their upper jaw is missing or for those whose maxillary sinus is too close to their jaw. Also known as a sinus lift, this procedure adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolar. To make room for this bone, your sinus membrane must be “lifted” so it can push away from your jaw and create more space. After an estimate of a 4-9 month healing process, dental implants can be placed.
If you don’t keep up with your oral health and have damaged gums or teeth, it can cause problems when trying to insert tooth replacements. If you have one or more teeth that are severely impaired, it may be necessary to fully extract them. This can help increase your chances of a higher success rate for a dental implant procedure.
Find Out if You Need a Supplemental Procedure
Discovering whether you qualify for a dental implant procedure is simple. After examining the condition of your oral structure, Dr. Valery Sweeny and dental implant specified dentist, Dr. Shahin Bina, will be happy to recommend a supplemental procedure if needed.
Don’t wait too long–procedures needed prior to your restoration treatment may get worse as time passes. Come in for your consultation at our Silverlake office today to prevent any further harm to your oral care.