Oral Surgery Procedures Commonly Needed for Dental Implants

Are you looking for some information on whether or not you need oral surgery before getting dental implants? Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they so closely resemble a natural tooth. An implant consists of a titanium post which is surgically inserted into the jawbone. After the implant has completely fused to the jawbone, an experienced dentist will attach the artificial tooth, which will be made to blend in with the rest of the teeth making for a very natural look. Because this tooth replacement option requires a connection to the jawbone, it means that the jawbone is once again being stimulated, which supports a healthy mouth.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

In order for someone to be approved for dental implants, they must meet certain qualifications. Healthy gums are a must, which means that if there are any signs that gum disease might be present it must be treated before being approved for dental implants. A second qualification that must be met is that there must be enough bone present for the implant to properly take hold. If there is not enough bone for the implant to anchor to, then bone graft surgery is required in order to build up enough bone. It is likely that many patients may need to undergo oral surgery to prepare or allow for the possibility of dental implants.

Oral surgery procedures commonly needed for dental implants

The following is a list of possible surgical procedures someone might need before being approved to get dental implants.

Bone graft, also known as bone augmentation

If someone does not have enough jawbone to support a dental implant, there are surgical procedures available that can help rebuild the jawbone. A jawbone graft will restore or regenerate lost bone in the jaw, which will allow one to have enough jawbone for the implant to anchor to properly.

Sinus lift

Sometimes it is necessary to add more bone to the sinus area — a sinus lift, which is also known as a sinus augmentation, is a surgical process that can replace any bone which has weakened due to missing teeth in the back of the mouth.

Ridge expansion

When someone's jaw is not wide enough to accommodate implants, additional bone can be surgically added to certain areas of the mouth which can then create more space for the implants to be placed.

Any more questions about oral surgery procedures?

Our caring team of dental professionals can answer your oral surgery questions as well as your dental implant questions. All you need to do is give us a call and let us know what your question in so we can provide you with the answers you are looking for. We believe in patient education, because the more you understand about how to take care of your mouth so that it is always healthy, the higher chances of actually having a healthy mouth.

Request an appointment here: https://www.drcharvet.com or call Charvet Dental Center at (504) 208-4751 for an appointment in our Metairie office.

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