Although most people with missing or hopeless teeth can be candidates for dental implant surgeries, they may need to get other treatments first before they can get treated with this restorative procedure. There are various types of treatments patients can get before they can get their dental implants in Ocala, FL. These additional services help protect the patient’s investment so they can benefit from it for years to come.
Below are some of the most common types of additional treatments that patients may need to improve their candidacy for dental implants:
Sinus Lift Augmentations
When patients need to have one or more dental implants placed in the back of their upper jaw, the doctor may recommend a sinus lift first. Sinus lifts are a special type of bone grafting procedure that adds more bone volume to the thin bony areas above the patient’s upper molars and below their sinus cavities.
Sinus lift augmentations restore any lost or missing bone and give a secure place for dental implants to remain after placement. When patients get treated with a sinus lift, it will take about a year for it to heal and develop healthy, strong bone. At that point, the patient can receive their dental implants.
Autogenous Bone Grafting
Like sinus lifts, autogenous bone grafting adds more bone to places throughout the patients jawbone where their bone has begun to weaken. The term “autogenous” means that the bone grafting material used will come from their own body. This eliminates any worries about grafting material rejection and can also speed up the healing process.
Implant Site Development
When people have had one or more missing teeth for a long period of time, the bone around the site of a lost tooth will begin to recede. A doctor can put bone graft on the site to make it look more natural as well as to restore density to it so that it can properly support a dental implant restoration.
Dental Implant Maintenance
Once the patient has had their dental implants placed, they will be given instructions on how to keep their new smile healthy for life. Dental implants, for one thing, can still collect tartar and plaque build-up. The area around them can also become infected if it is not properly evaluated and cleaned.
Each patient’s dental implant maintenance plan will be customized for their specific smile needs. However, every patient can expect to keep up with a regular at-home cleaning regimen for superior, lasting results.
Come To Our Practice For Your Dental Implants In Ocala, FL
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