The procedure for installing dental implants requires coordination between you, your dentist, and your periodontist. Together, you will determine how and where your implant should be placed. Factors that affect the procedure include the type of implant that is chosen and your specific condition that is requiring dental implants. After all factors our considered, we at Stoner Periodontic Specialists will customize a plan for you that will meet all of your needs.
Some patients require that several teeth be replaced, in which case implant-supported bridges can be used. If a patient only needs a single tooth replaced, the procedure is as simple as one implant and crown. For patients requiring the replacement of all teeth, an implant supported-full bridge is an effective solution.
A large consideration for achieving success with dental implants revolves around the amount and quality of bone where the implant will be placed. Sinus augmentation may sometimes be a part of the procedure in patients lacking in the necessary bone quantity and quality in the upper back jaw. This raises the sinus floor and helps develop more bone for the placement of implants. The upper back jaw area is typically one of the more common areas to add implants due to the bone structure, and thus requires extra consideration in many cases.