Discovering dental implants and their many benefits can change your dental expectations in an instant. Known as the longest-lasting tooth replacement option with the highest success rate and the most natural appearance, patients don’t even hesitate when choosing a restorative treatment.
As dental implants continue to grow in popularity, the demand for this remarkable treatment has increased substantially. However, not every patient will automatically qualify for this advanced treatment. Some people have gone too long with tooth loss and their oral health makes it too hard to place implants.
Luckily, Dr. Svoboda offers a number of supplemental procedures that can help prepare you for dental implants. If you’re not sure if you’re a good candidate, the best way to know is by scheduling a consultation so Dr. Svoboda can examine the condition of your mouth.
Patients with dental bridges or removable dentures lose gum tissue or jawbone density over time. Many of them often desire dental implants, but they find that they can’t undergo treatment because of the poor condition of their oral tissues.
Two of the most popular supplemental procedures that best prepare our patients for dental implants are gum tissue augmentation and bone grafting. Both procedures help reconstruct the tissues in either the gums or jawbone where healthy and dense tissue is needed in order to support the new restoration.
One common preliminary procedure we do for our patients is gum tissue grafting. Gum grafts are needed when the tissue around your teeth pull away from a tooth, exposing its root. When a tooth is missing, much of the gum tissue has receded and there’s often not even gum to support a dental implant.
Once we determine your need for gum tissue grafts, Dr. Svoboda will collect existing tissue from the roof of your mouth using a small incision. This can be done before or at the same time as when we place your dental implant, depending on the severity of your lost gum tissue.
The gum graft will then be placed in the designated area, adding the necessary support for the dental implant. The resulting tissue graft preserves the soft tissue and makes the gums less likely to recede after dental implant surgery. After surgery, you’ll be able to return to your daily routine, unless Dr. Svoboda gives you a sedative in which case you’ll need a driver to drive you home.
When patients have been living without teeth for a substantial amount of time, bone deterioration will occur and alterations to your jawbone structure will occur. A dental implant can’t attach to a low-density jawbone because it won’t be secure enough to hold it, it will cause pain, and will be overall unsuccessful.
If you’ve lost a good bit of your jawbone, Dr. Svoboda can use a tissue graft from a donated bone source to attach it to the area of the jaw lacking proper density. The new attached bone will help rebuild your jawbone and allow it to strongly support a dental implant. Healing for your bone graft will vary on the size, so a period between receiving your tooth replacement will be required.
As you explore different restorative treatments, it’s always important to know what makes a good candidate and learn about what may need to be done to receive a certain procedure.
For dental implants, it’s extremely common for our patients to require supplemental surgery to better prepare their mouth for the restoration. This will help increase the success rate of dental implants, allowing you to live with a new smile that appears natural, is durable, and comfortable.
Schedule your consultation today to meet with Dr. Svoboda and discuss the opportunity of receiving dental implants to replace your permanently lost teeth.
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Dr. Emil Svoboda
110 Queen Street East
CAN L6V 1B1
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