After the loss of upper back teeth, your sinuses may enlarge. Before new implants replace the lost teeth, a sinus augmentation or graft restores the sinus cavity into its original position and replaces the bone lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes six to nine months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
Implant Site Development
When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have bone loss around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning
We have special 3D software that allows us to evaluate your bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location for the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your general dentist to ensure an ideal result for your dental implants.
Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and free of infection. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, professional cleanings will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.