When someone loses a tooth due to decay, periodontal disease or trauma and is in reasonable health, a dental implant in Ajax is often an excellent long-term solution. A dental implant acts like an artificial tooth root and is a small post or screw that is inserted into the jawbone where it can support an artificial tooth like an implant crown. Multiple implants can hold other restorations like an implant bridge or denture. Dental implants feel and look very natural, functioning similarly to real teeth. They help protect the jawbone, preventing further bone resorption and protecting other teeth because they don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support.
Often, bone grafting in Whitby is necessary for dental implant treatment.
Understanding Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implant surgery in Pickering takes place in several stages. First, the damaged tooth must be removed, and the jawbone prepared for surgery. For example, here at Durham Dental Solutions, we sometimes carry out a procedure called socket preservation, where the empty socket is filled with bone grafting material after removing a tooth.
A dental bone graft in Oshawa is a procedure that helps to restore and regenerate missing bone and helps to restore the proper facial contours. Bone loss can occur, particularly when periodontal disease is present, as the bone around the tooth often begins to deteriorate. Building up the missing bone helps create a strong foundation for the implant post, providing plenty of healthy, strong bone in which the implant can become firmly fused. It is a technique that helps ensure the treatment has a successful outcome and that you can enjoy dental implants that last for years, if not for life.
About Bone Grafting
Several types of bone graft in Newcastle can be used, depending on the amount of bone missing and its location. As mentioned earlier, a socket preservation technique helps restore missing volume, protecting and preserving your jaw structure.
Ridge augmentation can be necessary when the bony ridge that originally supported your teeth has become thinner and narrower than is desirable. This can happen if you lost teeth quite some time ago. Ridge augmentation in Clarington helps to build up this bony ridge so that once dental implants are inserted, they are surrounded by plenty of bone.
A sinus lift or augmentation is frequently necessary when replacing the upper back teeth. These teeth are nearest to the sinus cavities, air-filled spaces on either side of your nose. The jawbone in this area is naturally thinner, and a bone graft will help build up the bone sufficiently for dental implants to be placed safely.
Is Bone Grafting Safe?
Bone grafting is a very safe technique where a small amount of bone is taken from you or a donor source to restore the correct bone volume in preparation for dental implants in Brooklin. Our dental implant dentists have decades of experience between them and are continually updating their skills and knowledge in the latest bone grafting techniques and technologies. For example, we often use plasma rich growth factors when carrying out bone grafting. These are obtained from your blood and help speed up the healing process. If you need a sinus lift, we use ultrasonic PEIZOSURGERY technology. In this advanced technique, we can carefully access the sinus cavity while protecting soft tissues such as the sinus membrane and your gums. All our dental implant surgeries are planned using 3-D CT scans of your jaws and are placed using computer-guided surgery. We take every precaution to ensure bone grafting and dental implant placement are as safe and comfortable as possible and provide an optimal outcome.