A Guide to our Implant Services
- Sinus Lift Augmentation
The sinuses will grow in size following the removal or loss of upper back teeth. This will then preclude the placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth since the sinus is considered an air-filled space and implants must be surrounded by solid bone. The sinus lift augmentation is a process that ensures the effective replacement of the sinus cavity into its original position. The process also replaces the bone loss due to the enlargement of the sinus. The new grafted bone typically takes between nine and 12 months to heal before the implants can be placed.
- Implant Site Development
In cases where a tooth needs to be removed as a result of infection, patients may experience lost bone around the infected tooth. The specialist can complete various types of bone grafting to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
- Autogenous Bone Grafting
Some patients find that the ideal location for the dental implants does not have sufficient bone quantity for reliable placement. In such cases, the specialist will “borrow” bone from another location in the mouth to graft into the target treatment area. The chin and back of the jaw are widely chosen sources for replacement bone.
- Computer Enhanced Treatment Planning
Our experts harness the latest computer software to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions. The scan allows our team to assess bone quality, location, and quantity for the ideal placement of dental implants. Through this process, we work closely with you to provide that ideal implant result.
- Implant Maintenance
It’s essential that you follow your specialist’s guidance on implant care. Once the implant restoration is completed, you must keep the area clean and infection free. In some cases, implants can accumulate plaque and tartar, which can lead to infection over time. A professional cleaning schedule will be created for you by your Dr. J Dental specialist.