Dental implants in Tyson’s Corner & Potomac offer great stability and functionality for patients with missing teeth. Unfortunately, in situations where the bone is weakened or deteriorating, a person may be ineligible for this type of tooth replacement. The bone is one of the most crucial aspects of any successful implant placement, as it serves as the foundation for support. However, at Just For Your Smile, Dr. Osseiran can restore the hope a patient has lost by providing advanced dental implant procedures such as a bone graft or sinus lift. Not only will these improve bone strength, but it will also put them on a path to better oral health as they prepare for dental implant placement. To find out if you are eligible, contact us today.
A bone graft is a procedure that involves placing bone minerals into a weakened area of the jawline in an effort to rebuild and strengthen the existing jawbone. Depending on your personal preference and Dr. Osseiran’s access, the grafting materials used can come from various sources, including:
This type of procedure occurs in the lower part of the mouth and can take several months to heal effectively. Once you are completely healed, you and Dr. Osseiran can begin to discuss the prospect of placing dental implants into the vacated sockets of your mouth.
A sinus lift is conducted in the upper area of the mouth when the jawbone is too weak as a result of tooth extraction. The maxillary sinuses live behind your cheeks and above your upper teeth. When a tooth is removed, there can be very little bone left, which can make it extremely difficult to attempt the placement of dental implants.
By performing this type of procedure, not only can Dr. Osseiran raise the sinuses, but he can also add bone materials to fill in the area. This process will encourage the bone to grow into the floor of sinuses, creating a solid foundation.
After you’ve fully recovered, which can take anywhere from 3-6 months, your missing teeth in Tyson’s Corner & Potomac will be ready to be replaced with dental implants.