Dental implants are the most successful option to treat tooth loss because they closely mimic your natural tooth structure. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as a new root while also supporting your custom-made restoration. The long-term success relies on your jaw fusing to the post. Unfortunately, if you’ve lost teeth from gum disease or you’ve lived with an incomplete smile for many years, you may not have enough bone for dental implants. You aren’t out of options. We can create the foundation you need with advanced dental implant procedures in Green Hills.
A titanium implant post replicates the root of your tooth. As a result, it stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. Through a process called osseointegration, your bone fuses to the post, allowing it to stay in place forever with the right care. Unfortunately, if you have lost density in your jaw, there won’t be enough bone to support the post, which will ultimately lead to implant failure if the issue isn’t corrected.
Bone grafting is a simple surgical procedure to add thickness to an area where the jawbone has been compromised. Bone from another area of your body or a donor is grafted onto the location to make it stronger. After it’s in place, it will integrate with your jawbone over the next several weeks.
You have a maxillary sinus located on either side of your nose near your back molars. Sometimes, there isn’t enough space to place implant posts in the back of the mouth if the sinuses sit too low or you’ve lost bone in the area. If the post is placed without increasing the height, the post will protrude into the sinus cavity.
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure to raise the sinus. A small hole is cut into the upper jawbone to gain access to the sinus. The sinus is lifted upward, and a bone grafting material is inserted into the hole to hold it in place. Your gum tissue is sutured close, and you’ll spend the next several weeks healing.
Ensure your smile has everything it needs to thrive with advanced dental implant procedures. We’ll help you replace your missing teeth in Green Hills, even if you have complex needs. Contact our office today to start your journey to a complete smile with dental implants.