The team at the Center for Implant Dentistry provides Bay Area residents with care tailored to their needs. If you are ready to address the issue of tooth loss with a higher standard of care, we are happy to answer your questions about our services.
Dental implants are a very straightforward procedure for the replacement of missing teeth. One of the keys to success with dental implants is bone structure, because implants are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing roots. Where there is inadequate bone density or height, there is an increased risk that implant treatment will not be successful. In the past, patients who lacked sufficient bone structure had to find alternative tooth replacement. Today, we have the ability to grow new bone using bone grafting.
Â Bone grafting encourages the growth of new bone tissue where it is needed. Building onto the jawbone structure allows the proper placement of dental implants for long lasting security, and leads to a more pleasing appearance. At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we use our extensive training and experience to complete the implant procedure quickly and efficiently even when bone grafting must be included.
Â Bone grafting with immediate implants remains a two-part process. In the initial procedure, using computer guidance, we are able to situate dental implants into their most strategic position. Where bone is needed, bone-grafting material is applied, around the implant itself. A small piece is placed at the end of the implant, and gum tissue is stitched over the entire area. In some cases, a small sheet of material will be placed over the implant and bone-grafting solution to aid in the healing process. This sheet is absorbed over time.
Â In order to restore a nice appearance, a temporary prosthesis is made to fill the empty space in the smile. Beneath the gums, bone-grafting material encourages bone growth and, over the course of a few months, new bone will grow into the necessary spaces. Bone tissue will also fuse around the implant, stabilizing it for life.
Â Part two of the process is the placement of the permanent restoration. Once we have determined that the implant has integrated into the jawbone and new bone growth has occurred, we will make a small cut in the gums to uncover the end of the implant post. The permanent restoration will be affixed to the post and the smile is newly improved.
Bone grafting is a safe and effective way to ensure the success of dental implant treatment. In our Fremont implant center, we can help you regain confidence in your smile. Contact us at (510) 338-4490 for your consultation.