Prolonged Tooth Loss Leads to Insufficient Bone Support
Replacing missing teeth soon after extraction is extremely important to your health and function. The longer teeth remain unreplaced, the further bone deterioration progresses. In fact, 40 to 60 percent of bone volume deteriorates within the first three years after tooth loss. Like natural teeth, dental implants need sufficient bone to work properly. Advanced procedures such as sinus lifts or bone grafting may be needed to prepare the foundation of your smile for implant success.
Give Upper Implants Sound Support With Sinus Augmentation
Replacing teeth in the upper premolar and molar areas can be challenging. The roots of the natural teeth once sat in close proximity to the floor of the nearby sinus. Tooth loss in this area invites problems like bone shrinkage and sinus expansion, leaving little room for dental implants to gain the support they need. With a sinus lift, Dr. Austin Wang gently elevates the floor of the sinus, adding bone to fill the space. This increases bone height and density, creating the support necessary for your future implants.
Bone Grafting Replenishes Bone for Better Implant Success
Bone grafting is a procedure commonly performed to enable implant placement. Bone lost to periodontal disease, injury or prolonged tooth loss is often replaced with a simple grafting procedure. Bone grafting adds bone tissue to areas of loss. This replenishes the underlying arch and provides the stability needed for your future implants to remain strong and healthy. Grafting is also used to preserve recent extraction sites when implants are planned for a later date. Through advanced dental technology, our team takes a minimally invasive approach to your care. We use PIEZOSURGERY® to ensure conservative bone surgery and SonicWeld Rx® to gently rebuild lost bone.
Implants Restore High Quality Living After Tooth Loss
Dr. Wang is a Board Certified Periodontist with advanced training and expertise in bone grafting procedures. As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he is devoted to the highest standard of care in implant dentistry. Our entire team caters to your care and comfort when you visit our practice for a sinus lift or bone grafting. From sedation to advanced techniques, you can expect a relaxed procedure and reduced recovery time. Most of all, you can look forward to enjoying the tremendous benefits and high quality of living that come from choosing dental implants.