Keeping your oral health in optimal condition is important! It is, in fact, one of the most important things that you can do for your overall health. This means that you should take care to visit us regularly and inform them if you notice anything unusual going on with your teeth or your mouth. Speaking up early can help avoid costly procedures to repair or restore whatever has gone wrong. When you reach the point where you are ready to invest a good tooth replacement option, then you should give us a call. At Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery, we have the experience necessary to ensure that you get the best treatment possible. We will take our time to ensure that you find the best option to suit your needs, and we will do any preparation work necessary to make sure the procedure is smooth and successful one.
What is pre-prosthetic surgery?When it comes to getting your mouth ready for implants or other tooth replacement surgeries, it might be necessary to first perform any of a variety of procedures designed to help ensure that the dental implant (or other option) in question can be optimally located and inserted. Some of the procedures you might have to undergo before the actual implant surgery itself include sinus life, ridge augmentation, socket preservation, and nerve repositioning.
Ridge AugmentationWhen you have a tooth removed, you will be left with an empty socket in your mouth. This socket can sometimes begin to degrade as the bone and tissue that used to fill it break down. If this happens, you could be left with a noticeable dip in the formation of your gum and jawline. In order to have implant surgery done, it might be necessary to perform an augmentation using bone and tissue grafts as needed in order to ensure there is plenty of support for your new replacement tooth. Read more about Ridge Augmentation.
Sinus LiftAlso known as a sinus augmentation, a sinus lift works to add more bone to your upper jaw around where your premolars and molars are located. This bone is usually added next to your maxillary sinuses, hence the name. When you need to have a dental implant inserted in your upper jaw and you do not have enough bone to support it, this is the procedure you will probably have done beforehand. Read more about Sinus Lift.
Socket PreservationIn order to help avoid the need for ridge augmentation or a sinus lift, a socket preservation procedure can be done after extracting a tooth. We can place a bone graft in the socket in order to promote bone growth and healing. Read more about Socket Preservation.
Nerve RepositioningSometimes you might run into a complication with a dental implant where there is not enough room in the jaw between the implant and the nerve. When this happens, we will reposition the nerve in order to successfully install your implant. Read more about Nerve Repositioning.
To learn more about these procedures and how much preparation might be required for a dental implant, give us a call today! Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576