Adjunctive Implant Treatments
Implant success is dependent on the quantity and quality of the bone in the area that the implant is placed. Deformities of bone in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. Not only do these deformities cause problems in placing the implant, they can also cause an unattractive indentation in the gum near the missing tooth/teeth that may be difficult to clean and maintain.
Bone grafting techniques are used to improve the shape and quality of the bone prior to or during implant placement.
Occasionally the sinus in the area of the upper back teeth needs to be raised to allow for new bone to form. We can explain your options for graft materials, which can regenerate lost bone and tissue and the additional healing period that may be required.