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Bone Grafting for Implants- Sinus Lift

Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:23 PM — by A Boston Smile | Comments (0)
Tagged with: Dental Implants | Bone Graft | Sinus Lift |

An important part of placing a dental implant is having enough bone to secure the implant in place. 

The bone surrounding teeth is often compromised due to infections, periodontal disease or trauma.  If a tooth has been missing for several years, the bone in that area will naturally start to diminish.

Bone grafting procedures are often done prior to implant surgeries.  For implants to be placed on the top teeth, a sinus lift may be done to make room for the bone grafting material. 

 

 

 

Implants - Part 3- Why are dental implants the best option for replacing missing teeth?

Aug 14, 2012 @ 01:53 PM — by A Boston Smile | Comments (0)
Tagged with: Dental Implants | Missing Teeth | Boston Dentist |

There are several options for replacing missing teeth.  These options include dental implants, fixed bridges, and removable dentures.  Dental implants have the highest success rate, maintain the surrounding teeth, and stimulate the underlying bone.  They are usually the best option for filling in spaces caused by missing teeth.