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2 Procedures That Make Dental Implants Possible [BLOG]

  • May 24, 2017

 

At the LANAP & Implant Center, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options for patients needing to take back control of their oral health, have a smile they feel good about, and a higher quality of life than they’ve had in a long time.

That’s because we have a team of specialists who have the expertise, experience, and technology to provide high quality dental implants that will restore function and beauty to even the most damaged smile.

But not everyone qualifies for dental implants. At least, not at first. That’s one of the reasons people travel to our Philadelphia dental offices from all over the country. When they’ve been turned down for dental implants, they believe their tooth replacement is no longer possible. We’re able to give those patients hope when all hope feels lost thanks to two effective procedures. Keep reading to find out more!

Two Procedures That Make Dental Implants Possible

If you’ve considered dental implants before but have been told you’re not a good candidate for them, it can really zap any hope you had for finally replacing your missing teeth. Afterall, dental implants are the best tooth replacement option in modern dentistry for several reasons:

-Dental implants provide more stability in restoring a bite force strong enough to handle foods that dentures can’t handle as well such as apples, steak, or corn on the cob.

-Dental implants are easier to maintain because they’re covered with a dental crown that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

-Dental implants can last you the rest of your life, while dentures need to be replaced every few years.

But unfortunately, you might not have a strong enough foundation to support an implant. What then?

  1. Bone Grafting

Your jawbone needs to be able to support an implant, which acts as an artificial root. If your jawbone has deteriorated or become too weak, for whatever reason, it may not be able to adequately attach to and stabilize a dental implant.

A bone graft can help! This procedure uses calcium material to fill and protect the affected area where bone has been lost or weakened. A bone graft allows you to grow more bone that’s natural, healthy, and eventually strong enough to support a dental implant.

  1. Sinus Lift

Sometimes, in order to increase the likelihood of your dental implant candidacy, you may need to consider a sinus lift. A dental implant must have a foundation of strong, healthy bone that can help provide it with enough support and stability. It also needs enough room. That’s where a sinus lift can help because it’s a way to “lift” your sinus cavity in preparation for your implant placement.

Sinus lift procedures at the LANAP & Implant Centers are performed using the latest in cutting-edge dental technology, as well as homeopathic care, for optimized recovery and healing!

Schedule A Consultation At The LANAP & Implant Center

If you’ve exhausted all of your options with professionals who insist dental implants aren’t right for you, it’s time to put your tooth replacement into the capable hands of our specialists. We have a team of highly qualified dental professionals who can help you explore bone graft and sinus lift procedures that could be just what you need. When you come to one of our two Philadelphia locations, you will meet with someone who has the skills and experience to make sure we’ve explored every possibility for getting your mouth back to full function again.

It all starts with a phone call! Call 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to set up an appointment.