Dental Implants Procedures
In order to determine the best treatment for each patient, an extensive number of diagnostic records must be taken. These include X-rays, models, photos, an examination and possibly a CT Scan. This information together with the patient’s desires will determine the ideal treatment. It is impossible to give an exact estimate of time, fees or extent of treatment without a blueprint of the dental treatment plan.
Occasionally, if a patient does not have a sufficient amount of bone to place a dental implant, a bone graft may be necessary prior to dental implant placement. The amount of available bone is determined through the use of the diagnostic records. Dr. Johnsin will explain any additional procedures necessary prior to implant placement.
If you have a budget concern, please discuss this with the implant coordinator prior to his planning out your treatment. The doctor will design the best possible outcome for your desires and budget.
A key to dental implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the dental implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality, and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus bone grafting can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge grafting modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.