Tooth loss could mean serious complications for the health and beauty of your smile. For some, this could even mean the loss of mass and density in your jawbone, which complicates your ability to receive dental implants. However, with jawbone grafting and sinus lifts, your Celina, TX, dentist can help prepare your smile!
Losing Mass in Your Jawbone
What happens to our smile once we lose one or more of our natural teeth? In addition to exposing gaps in your smile, the bone tissue around the lost teeth could begin to break down as the body will no longer be sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to that part of your smile. As you lose mass and density, the bone tissue breaks down and further tooth loss could occur. Over time, you could even develop a prematurely aged appearance. While dental implants can stimulate the growth of new tissues by mimicking tooth roots, if you lose enough tissue you may not be able to support a new implant.
The Grafting and Sinus Lift Process
These surgical procedures are designed to shore up tissue in your upper and lower arches, so you can support one or more dental implants and improve the function, health, and beauty of your smile. Jawbone grafting, also known as ridge augmentation, involves using your own bone tissue taken from other portions of your jaw, or synthetic tissue, to rebuild the portions around your missing teeth on the lower ridge. A sinus lift involves actually lifting the sinus floor to provide more bone structure to support new teeth for the upper ridge.
Placing New Implants
Once we complete these procedures and the area heals, we can then move forward with implant placement, using advanced digital technology to plan and guide the placement of one or more implant posts. These will be accepted by the body as new roots and stimulate the growth of tissue, which helps prevent further tooth loss and preserves your smile and overall facial structure.
Restoring Your New Smile
After we place these posts, we move forward with the visible portions of your new teeth. For an individual implant, we attack a custom-made crown. For several, we could attach a fixed denture to a bridge. Each will be designed with care and lifelike materials to ensure a natural appearance and proper function. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist’s Office About Oral Surgery
We are ready to help address the loss of mass and density in your jawbone and prepare your smile for placement. To find out more about restoring your smile’s health and function, contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.