Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Oklahoma City, OK
Restoring Your Smile With The Implants You Deserve
Dr. Joe Isaacson is an award-winning dentist who has been transforming his patient’s smiles for more than two decades. Offering dental implants in Oklahoma City, he and his team make it their goal to replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s smile to its former beauty. Whether it’s one, multiples, or all teeth that need replacing, dental implants are an ideal solution. However, if you’ve been informed by another dentist that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, not all hope is lost thanks to advanced dental implant procedures.
When the jawbone deteriorates or has lost significant density, it will be necessary for you to have a bone graft prior to receiving dental implants. One of the leading causes of tooth and bone loss is periodontal disease (gum disease). When bacteria builds and plaque begins to form underneath the gum line, you will begin to suffer from periodontitis, which causes bleeding gums and eventually tooth and bone loss. Once your tooth falls out and you need a replacement, your bone may not be strong enough to support a dental implant. In order to make dental implants a possibility, a bone graft is necessary.
During the procedure, your dentist in Oklahoma City will incorporate grafting material (bone minerals) into the area needing additional support. These minerals encourage your body to deposit new bone cells and rebuild your jawbone so it can provide the necessary support for dental implants.
Once your procedure is completed, you can expect the healing process to take three to six months. This will depend on how much bone needs to be replaced. At that time, Dr. Isaacson will evaluate your mouth and determine if it’s appropriate to begin dental implant placement.
Maybe it’s not bone loss that’s keeping you from being able to have dental implants. It can be that your sinuses are the problem. If the sinus is in too close of proximity to your jaw, this can impede your dental implant placement. In situations like this, Dr. Isaacson will suggest a sinus lift.
If it is discovered that you need additional bone, Dr. Isaacson will add grafting material as well as lift your sinus up and out of the way. This will require months of healing, but once he feels confident that you are fully healed from your procedure, you’ll be preparing for successful dental implant placement in no time.
If you’ve learned dental implants are not for you, don’t give up hope! Contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson. Get back the confidence and smile you deserve!