At East Carolina Implants and Periodontics, we are committed to your restoration journey, and as experts in our field, we realize that the foundation for a successful dental implant begins with detailed, carefully executed preliminary implant procedures. These critical steps set the stage for your implant surgery in Greenville, NC, and are integral to the overall health, function, and appearance of your new teeth. Read below to learn more!
What Are Preliminary Implant Procedures?
Preliminary implant procedures are preparatory steps taken before the placement of dental implants. They’re necessary for patients who require additional bone support for successful implantation, and they serve to ensure the implants have a solid base to anchor to. This is essential for the durability, function, and longevity of dental implants.
These procedures can include bone grafts, sinus augmentations, and other treatments aimed at optimizing oral conditions. They are designed to encourage healing, stimulate bone growth, and create the best possible environment for the successful placement and integration of your dental implants.
Preliminary Implant Procedures We Provide
At East Carolina Implants and Periodontics, we provide a range of preliminary implant procedures that adhere to the highest standards of patient care and clinical excellence. Our experienced periodontists and implant surgeons are equipped with advanced technology and are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans for each patient.
The following preliminary implant procedures are available at our practice.
Comprehensive Evaluation & Consultation
Before placing any implants or planning surgery, we will carefully assess your dental health to determine if preliminary procedures are necessary for your case. If so, we will determine the most appropriate procedures before your implant placement. This evaluation and consultation includes a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and jaw, along with diagnostic imaging. We will also answer any of your questions.
Bone grafting is a procedure that promotes bone growth in an area where it is insufficient. This is often necessary in the case of dental implants, as a sturdy, dense jawbone is required for the implant to securely anchor.
The procedure involves taking bone from another area of your body, or utilizing donor bone or synthetic bone, and strategically placing it to stimulate growth. From there, we place a membrane on top of the graft and allow the site to heal before continuing with implant surgery.
Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, is a procedure performed when the upper jaw has a deficient bone height in the molar and premolar areas. This procedure adds width and depth to your upper jaw, providing a better base for dental implants.
We will carefully separate the sinus membrane from the jawbone and then fill the space with bone graft material to stimulate growth in the area. Not only will this create more supportive bone, but it also ensures the implant is placed safely away from the sinus cavity.
Building Smiles, One Step At A Time
Our practice is grounded in the belief that every patient deserves the highest standard of care. We approach every preliminary implant procedure with precision, patience, and a personalized touch. Our experienced team will guide you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to your post-operative care, ensuring you are comfortable and confident throughout the process.
When it comes to enhancing your smile, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Contact East Carolina Implants and Periodontics today and take the first step towards the transformative power of a confident, radiant smile.