Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Burlington, MA
Helping More Patients Benefit from Dental Implants
Are you considering dental implants but lost your teeth a long time ago? You may have experienced loss of jawbone density that creates a more sunken facial appearance, and it can make placing implants difficult. However, Dr. Kostas offers various advanced dental implant treatments to make it possible for you to benefit from this amazing tooth replacement. Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Kostas makes dental implant surgery in Burlington available for more patients.
In order to successfully place dental implants, patients must have enough jawbone to accommodate them. In certain cases, especially patients who have lost teeth years ago, the jawbone may have lost its strength and density. Thankfully, bone can be grafted onto your jaw to add volume by using a treatment called bone grafting. This extra bone can come from other parts of the body, a bone bank, or even synthetic materials. We will place a thin collagen membrane to prevent the graft from shrinking or growing gum tissue. For some cases, this procedure can be completed on the same day of your dental implant procedure, but this will vary from patient to patient.
When there is a significant portion of bone lost, it’s possible to place a block of bone supported by screws. However, this procedure will always require a healing period of a few months before you can get your dental implant surgery in Burlington.
Some patients may require sinus lifts, which add bone to the top arch of your smile and the back parts of your jaw to give it more volume for dental implants. When you lose teeth, it’s fairly common for your sinuses to fall into the vacant areas, which makes it hard to successfully place dental implants. However, Dr. Kostas can use a sinus lift to add volume to your jaw, making dental implants and the benefits that come with them possible. After a sinus lift, we must allow at least 3 to 4 months for your mouth to recover before we’ll schedule your dental implant surgery.
If you have any additional questions about our advanced dental implant procedures, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our office today to get started!