One of the qualifications for getting dental implants, the state-of-the-art in full-tooth restoration, is that your jaw needs to be sufficiently thick to support the placement of the post. When implants are used for upper teeth, the post typically will extend into the maxillary sinus, which also must be able to hold it properly. But if yours does not meet the standard, you can still get it corrected with sinus augmentation.
With an impressive success rate of about 98%, dental implants inspire confidence. They are safe, effective, and with proper care they can last a lifetime. Best of all, they look, feel, and act like natural teeth. Older and more traditional restorations, fixed bridges and partial dentures, are fine but they have disadvantages; ones that are not present in dental implants. When you determine that you want to have an implant, Dr. Joseph will do an examination and evaluation that includes testing of your sinus cavity. If augmentation is required, you will have our Deer Park dental surgery to fix it. The sinus membrane is lifted and strong bone, obtained by harvesting it form elsewhere in your body or from a tissue bank, will be implanted on the sinus floor, which is also the roof of your upper jaw. Over the next few months, the graft will heal and new bone will grow around it, making it stronger and thicker. As a result of our Deer Park dental surgery, you will be able to benefit from having a dental implant. In some cases, the implant post can be put in during the same procedure as the sinus augmentation is done, which will save you having to undergo a second surgical process.
Don’t give up on dental implants when there is a way to ensure that you can do so with complete reliability. Call our office and book an appointment to come in and find out.