Sweetwater Dental Studio provides a wide range of dental services for patients in the area. Innovations in technology have allowed for more practical and easy procedures. Dental implants and sinus lifts have been enhanced with new technologies. Continue reading to learn more about the technology used with dental implants and sinus lifts.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are an effective replacement for missing teeth. They are made up of a metal that is fused to the jawbone with a crown or other restorative device placed on top. A dentist needs to consider a variety of factors before placing the dental implant. The maxillary sinus needs to be examined to ensure there is enough space for the new bone to properly fuse together in the mouth. Prior to the dental implant procedure, your dentist will need to get an adequate supply of bone graft for the sinus lift. The bone graft can be taken from the patient, allogenic bone, bovine bone, or bone morphogenic protein. If you are a candidate for a dental implant or sinus lift, then your dentist will help to determine which option is best for your situation.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS USED WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS AND SINUS LIFTS?
An oral surgeon will use a cone beam scan that is used to see the area within a 3D point of view. This technology helps to see if there is enough bone to sustain a dental implant successfully. Our dental team also uses different anesthetic options to help avoid discomfort and pain in patients during and after their procedures.
If you are interested in dental implants for your smile, then contact our dental office at Sweetwater Dental Studio for more information regarding treatment options.