Dental Implants are Possible — Even if You Have Severe Jawbone Atrophy
After having one or more of your teeth extracted, it is possible for your jawbone to atrophy. This makes placing dental implants to restore your smile impossible. In order to successfully place dental implants to replace missing teeth, it may be necessary to regrow your lost bone first. If you have jawbone decay, you no longer have to question if you are a good candidate for dental implants. At Lakeshore Dental Specialists in Detroit dental bone regeneration is offered by our team of dentists who can prepare your mouth for dental implants with a procedure known as bone regeneration.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, we strive to provide you with the best dental bone regeneration Detroit has to offer. Our highly trained dental professionals offer a full range of reconstructive procedures to improve your oral health. Our doctors pride themselves on top-notch workmanship to help you regain the confidence that comes with a functional smile.
Bone regeneration is a dental specialty that involves regrowing lost jawbone that occurs after tooth extractions so that a dental implant can be placed.
When you lose adult teeth, your body’s natural healing response can result in significant bone deterioration. Over time, your jawbone may atrophy and resorb where you no longer have teeth. This often makes the site of your missing tooth too narrow to fit a dental implant.
Thankfully, you don’t have to live with missing teeth.
With modern advancements in the field of dentistry, bone-loss does not have to stop you from having the smile you want. Our Detroit Dentists at Lakeshore Dental Specialists can regenerate your damaged bone in preparation for sturdy and functional dental implants.
Our dentists offer the most cutting-edge dental repairs to restore your jawbone.
The techniques chosen by your surgeon will be explained to you in detail during your consultation. There are several reliable ways to regrow lost bone, and the method chosen depends on factors that are unique to you as an individual. Bone regeneration with dental implants at Lakeshore Dental has several benefits, including:
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, you can rest assured that our team will provide superior skills to restore your oral health. Our dentists offer comprehensive care both during and after your procedure.
Sometimes, our dentists may be able to complete the bone graft at the same time as your implant placement.
If the existing bone you have to work with is minimal, it may be necessary to allow the grafted site to heal for four to six months prior to implant placement. Your treatment starts with photographs and 3D images to detect bone loss. Your treatment may include horizontal and vertical bone augmentation to rebuild lost bone in preparation for your new implants. Our dentists are trained in various techniques to reconstruct the bone.
For example, you may have a combination of bone grafting with a titanium mesh (non-resorbable) membrane that is secured with tacks. Once your bone and gums are restored, your mouth is ready for implant placement. After your treatment, our dentists may take cross-sectional 3D scans to display how much bone width you gained following the procedure.
Our dentists are passionate about making sure you have detailed information to guide you through recovery.
Aftercare instructions will be provided before you go home. If you have any questions as you heal, please call us to receive prompt assistance. Minor bleeding may occur in the first 24 hours. Our dentists may advise you to place a gauze pack directly on the surgical site and apply gentle pressure on the first day of surgery. Temporary discomfort is eased with prescription pain medications that will be provided to you
Avoid brushing or rinsing your mouth to avoid disturbing the clot at the bone grafting site on Day 1. You may have non-alcoholic drinks shortly after your procedure, but please avoid hot beverages. It is important not to drink through a straw, as this creates pressure that can release the clot and cause a condition known as dry socket.
Your newly grafted bone goes through several stages of healing. During this time, your own bone regenerates and replaces the graft naturally. In the first four to six weeks after your procedure, the graft is soft and malleable. Soft, non-sticky foods are best to consume. When it feels comfortable, you may resume your normal diet and chew on both sides.
After a successful bone restoration with dental implants at Lakeshore Dental, you will enjoy a dramatically improved smile that reflects your personality.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, we strive to be the best dentists Detroit has to offer, that's why we have all our dental specialists under one roof, which means no referrals for you! From Endodontics, to Oral Surgery, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we’ve got you covered. Your “one stop shop” for every specialized dental service you may need!
If you have been told you are not a good candidate for dental implants due to bone loss, you owe it to yourself to book an appointment at Lakeshore Dental Specialists.
Our dentists are skilled in regenerating bones, even in the most complex of cases. To meet with a Lakeshore dental specialist, schedule a consultation today to learn about your options. We provide innovative solutions to renew your smile with advanced dental techniques to provide you with a healthy, functional smile.
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