The loss of teeth may be an embarrassing and difficult experience for a patient, but the negative effect that it has on your smile and on your life is not something that you have to live with. Thanks to dental implants, patients can get highly-realistic and functional “replacement teeth” that so perfectly mimic the real thing that virtually no one will be able to tell the difference. However, sometimes a patient in need of dental implants will also be in need of a bone graft or sinus lift in order to facilitate the presence of dental implants. At Dental Specialty Associates, our Manhattan oral surgeon offers these services in an efficient, comfortable environment for patients.Although dental implants tend to be effective and convincing replacements for lost or damaged teeth, sometimes a patient needs a bone graft or sinus lift before an implant can be inserted. According to The Mayo Clinic, this is because the pressure exerted by chewing may be too much for the jaw bone to take, and as such, it will not be able to support the implant. A bone graft procedure allows an oral surgeon to make the necessary changes to a patient’s bone mass in their jaw so that the dental implant can be more firmly anchored. In other instances, a similar procedure called a sinus lift is performed. This is a bone grafting procedure performed specifically in a patient’s upper jaw area. When performed correctly, these procedures will allow you to get the most out of your dental implants. At Dental Specialty Associates, our Manhattan oral surgeon will perform the necessary procedures with care and precision so you get the best treatment you can.
Thanks to dental implants, an individual who has lost teeth for one reason or another does not need to live with the embarrassment that comes with having an incomplete smile. With that said, before implants can be inserted, bone grafts and sinus lifts may be necessary. Not all cases require such procedures, but for those that do, the skilled Manhattan oral surgeon at Dental Specialty associates will provide unparalleled treatment. Let us restore your smile so you can go back to feeling confident and happy with the way your teeth look.