Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Melbourne, FL
Preparing for Flawless Dental Implant Restorations
If you’re in need of an advanced dental implant procedure like bone or gum tissue grafts, we’ll be happy to offer these solutions as part of the implant tooth replacement process at Creating Beautiful Smiles in Melbourne. Our experienced dentists provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions to ensure patients get the flawless smiles of their dreams. If you want to find out more about any part of the implant tooth replacement process, please call our team to schedule your tooth replacement consultation today.
Soft Tissue Grafts
When gum tissue has diminished significantly, it can reduce the chances for successful dental implant placement. Even if the implant post is able to fuse with the supportive structures, lack of gum tissue can mean that the implant post will be visible below the gums negatively impacting the appearance of the smile.
In addition to soft tissue grafts, bone grafts may also be necessary to improve the chances of successful implantation. Bone grafts can be placed to increase the height or depth of jawbone and improve the chances that your implant will successfully fuse with the supportive structures, mimicking healthy tooth roots.
A sinus lift is a specific type of bone graft. It is the most common form of tissue grafting performed before dental implant tooth replacement. The large sinus cavity between the jaw and nose can present difficulty in placing implant posts to support a top tooth. These procedures literally lift the sinus gap, improving chances for successful implant placement.
Following your advanced preparatory procedures, we’ll provide you with a personalized plan to ensure you make a complete recovery. Some basics you should keep in mind include:
- Place gauze or clean cloth to absorb blood flow following the proceed. Take care to change out gauze or cloth each time it becomes saturated.
- Take all medications as directed to prevent infection, relieve pain, and combat inflammation.
- Consume only liquids for the first 48 hours after treatment. Then, introduce more difficult to chew foods as you feel comfortable. Avoid chewing with the part of the mouth where the graft was placed.
- Brush and floss remaining healthy teeth as usual but be careful to avoid irritating the tissue at the surgical site.
- Use ice packs to relieve pain and prevent swelling. Cold compresses can also help to slow blood flow.
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.