Supporting Structure for Dental Implants
If a patient is interested in dental implants or Same Day Teeth®, we must assess their supporting structure: the bone and soft tissue of the mouth. When adequate supporting structure is not available, we look at regenerating bone and soft tissue. In today’s blog post, we’ll explore bone and soft tissue regeneration.
Providing Invaluable Support
Problems with chewing can arise from loss of hard and soft tissue. In addition to causing functional issues such as this, bone loss can can lead to physical changes in the structure of the face. Without adequate supporting structure, wearing dentures or placing dental implants can be difficult. In addition to problems with chewing, loss of soft tissue can lead to tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease and an unsightly appearance to both the teeth and gums.
At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we use today’s most advanced state of the art techniques for bone and soft tissue regeneration. When teeth are extracted, the bone typically shrinks during healing and leaves an indentation in the gum tissue resulting in both cosmetic and potentially functional problems. Ridge augmentation is a specialized procedure that builds up lost bone and even gum tissue by using different surgical techniques.
What is soft-tissue grafting?
Soft-tissue grafting includes roof-of-mouth tissue and cadaver tissue that are used to regenerate lost gum tissue for teeth and implant reconstruction. These procedures are especially important in creating a beautiful smile and providing for a stable long-term functional result.
What is DGBA?
Digitally Guided Bone Augmentation™ (DGBA) — DGBA is a proprietary approach for three-dimensional reconstruction and restoration of complex bony defects. The use of CT scan and precision software along with reverse tissue engineering is utilized to create an optimum clinical result.
What is a sinus lift?
This procedure builds up bone in the back part of the upper jaw prior to dental implant procedures. The sinus membrane is elevated, creating a small compartment where bone graft materials are placed along the sinus floor. Implants can be placed either simultaneously with the sinus graft or several months later in preparation for the implant.
For more information about our leading-edge regenerative therapy capabilities, please contact us today to schedule your consultation in Palm Harbor, Trinity, or Spring Hill.