It can be disheartening to learn that your jawbone is too weak for dental implants, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. With advanced dental implant procedures in Frisco, the team at Stonebriar Smile Design can perform a bone graft or sinus lift depending on your individual needs. As the jawbone is the most vital part of successful implant placement, it is necessary that it have enough density to hold up the implants as well as the customized restoration. With state-of-the-art tools and techniques, you can have a stronger bone that allows for implant surgery after you’ve fully healed. To find out if you are a candidate for this type of procedure, contact us today.
When missing teeth in Frisco are left untreated, the result can be a weakened jawbone. Fortunately, a bone graft addresses this particular issue if the bone exists on the bottom part of the mouth. During this type of procedure, our dentists will make a small incision in your gums and place bone minerals to the specific area that is deteriorating. Whether pulled from another part of your body, a bone bank, or animal bone, these materials will work to encourage your body to rebuild and strengthen what will be the foundation for your dental implants.
Once the procedure is finished, which can take anywhere from 45-90 minutes, it will be necessary for you to spend the next several months at home recovering. This will allow the minerals to effectively rebuild the bone before you move forward with your dental implant placement surgery.
Unlike a bone graft that occurs on the lower jaw, a sinus lift is performed when the upper jaw is weakened. If a tooth is extracted from the upper row of teeth, you will find that a gaping hole is left behind, allowing the bone to deteriorate. Because this is a difficult area to place dental implants even when the bone is strong enough, our dentists will use the same method of placing bone minerals in the pocket to fill the area and encourage rebuilding. Over time, the bone will grow up into the floor of your maxillary sinuses, which live behind your cheeks and above your upper teeth.
After ample recovery time, our team will work with you to schedule your dental implant placement, putting you one step closer to a fully restored smile.