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The jawbone is the base for successful dental implant placement. Much like a house needs to be built on a strong foundation, the groundwork (jawbone) must be durable for dental implants in Doylestown to fuse and support a custom-made restoration. Dr. Olga Kandov sees patients all the time who want to improve their smiles with implants but need a bit of help before the process can begin. With a bone graft or sinus lift, she can easily add the right materials to the weakened areas of the jawbone and create a strong, stable foundation in preparation for an upcoming dental implant procedure in Doylestown. To learn more about these advanced treatments or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Once dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, it takes anywhere from 3-6 months for them to properly fuse with the bone and surrounding tissue. This is known as osseointegration, and in order for the procedure to be considered a success, everything must come together to create a solid foundation for the restoration.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kandov will examine your jawbone to determine if this process is even possible. Should she find there isn’t enough bone to support the implants, she will likely recommend bone grafting in Doylestown. This process requires taking bone minerals from another location in your body or a donor and placing them into the weakened area(s) of your jawbone. After spending several months healing from your procedure, you will then be able to discuss dental implant placement with Dr. Kandov.
If your missing teeth are located on the upper arch near your sinuses, there is a good chance you will need a sinus lift in Doylestown. Should a tooth be extracted from this area, there may be insufficient bone for a dental implant to fuse, resulting in the implant protruding into the sinus cavity. To avoid this problem, your dentist can add bone minerals to this area near your premolars and molars.
By lifting the sinus membrane, Dr. Kandov can place the grafting material before closing up the gum tissue and sending you home to heal for the next several months.