Sinus lifts, bone grafts, and socket preservation grafts are sometimes necessary procedures to create an adequately sized volume of healthy bone for the stable and effective placement of dental implants.
In some cases, your natural anatomy or the way you’ve healed following tooth removal leaves an area where there isn’t enough bone width or height to securely place a dental implant. This presents a problem when planning dental implant placement because an implant needs a stable base in the bone to be effective and long-lasting. This again highlights the necessity of 3D CT scan technology when planning for grafting needs and implant placement. With proper pre-procedure planning, we can eliminate unexpected anatomical complications that can arise when only standard two-dimensional X-rays are used.
Modern grafting procedures now allow us to prevent significant bone loss following an extraction or grow new bone volume when needed. Grafting a mixture of bone and PRF into a socket at the time of extraction preserves bone volume when the intent is to replace the missing tooth with an implant. In sinuses that don't have the needed bone height to safely place a properly sized implant, membranes and bone can be added to grow the necessary amount of bone to later place implants.
Interested in replacing missing teeth and want to know if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants? We’d love to talk with you and walk through your best treatment options. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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