When you make the decision to invest in dental implants for tooth replacement, you are deciding to invest in a smile that could last a lifetime. For this reason, before we place dental implants, we want to make sure the procedure will be successful and offer the long-term results you deserve. To achieve this goal, additional periodontal procedures may be recommended prior to dental implant placement to help provide more stability to the area, or enhance the esthetics for a more natural look and feel.
Teeth that are beyond repair from decay, severe periodontal disease or dental trauma may need to be extracted to preserve the health of the mouth and surrounding teeth.Bone Grafting
Dental implant posts integrate into the bone like natural tooth roots. If bone levels are not sufficient for a successful, long-term dental implant placement, a bone graft may be required to add bone to the area.Ridge Augmentation
Missing teeth may damage gum and bone tissue in the affected area. In these cases, ridge augmentation may be recommended in preparation for dental implants to recreate contour for a natural-looking smile.Ridge Preservation
If the area is unstable following an extraction, ridge preservation treatment can optimize the bone density, height and width to stabilize the area. This prepares the extraction site for dental implants.Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
GTR or PRP may be used to promote natural regeneration of the gum and bone tissues following a surgical procedure. This also helps provide a stable supporting structure for dental implants.
Dr. Rebecca Orsini of Empower Dental is a Member of the International Dental Implant Association.
Missing teeth can cause remaining teeth to shift, bone and gum recession or further tooth loss.
Replacing missing or at-risk teeth as early as possibly helps to keep costs at a minimum. The total cost of investment in dental implants is dependent upon the severity of the case, the number of teeth that need treatment and any other treatments that may be required.