What you need to know about sinus augmentation in Fremont
At the Center for Implant Dentistry in Fremont, CA, we know dental implants. In fact, we know implants so well that we’re helping to shape the industry with advanced technology and new procedures. While many dentists can perform dental implant surgery, our tem knows how to increase the chances of success. In some cases, implants can be inserted with no problems. In other cases, the bone is not strong enough or there is not enough of it to support the dental implant.
In these cases, our team can perform several procedures in order to give the bone more density, such as bone graft or sinus lift surgery. The determining factor will be based on where the implant needs to be placed. For patients who have lost a back upper tooth and who have bone loss as a result, a sinus lift surgery can be performed to address the issue by adding bone between the sinus floor and the jaw.
Sinus lift surgery involves making a small incision in the gum in order to reach the bone. A small cut is made into the bone and through it bone graft material is inserted. This strengthens the jawbone and allows the dental implant to be stable. In some offices, the patient would first have the sinus lift surgery and then wait for several months for the bone to heal. Instead, at the Center for Implant Dentistry, we place the implant on the same day and patients leave with a replacement tooth and a confident smile.
At the Center for Implant Dentistry we use excellent technology throughout the entire procedure. First we use advanced x-ray and planning scanners to ensure that we know exactly what is happening below the gum line. This allows us to identify any potential issues before we begin the procedure. When there are less surprises during treatment, the outcome is greatly improved. Further, we have an in office machine that creates replacement tooth. The CEREC CAD/CAM technology creates stunning, natural looking tooth replacements made out of porcelain.
For more information about dental implants or the Center for Implant Dentistry, call our office today. We will schedule you for an individual consultation to talk about your needs and our approach.