“Years ago, they told me I wasn’t a candidate for implants. Has that changed?”
You could be one of the many patients who have wondered about that very same question.
At the heart of the matter, implants are only possible if there is enough bone available to anchor them to. For a long time, whether or not implants were a viable option was dependent upon how much bone was seen in a simple x-ray. A lot of people were informed that they simply didn’t have enough available bone to retain an implant.
Happily, this has changed. How so? Consider just a few of the latest technologies that have brought back implant procedures as a tooth-replacement option.
There are a variety of surgeries designed to increase the amount of bone in certain areas of the mouth with the aim of fortifying them for implants.
3D Imaging and Computer-Guided Implant Placement
Recent technologies provide oral surgeons with a highly-detailed map of not just your teeth, but jaw structure, nerves, blood vessels, and sinuses. Computer programs are used to project the most effective way to place implants for optimal security and support. More information and advanced planning options increase the chances of successful implant retention.
The upper arch can be the most difficult to treat with implants. Zygomatic implants allow for a full denture or partial bridge to be anchored to implants securely embedded in the strong cheekbone. This technique virtually eliminates the need for any bone grafting.
Perhaps you were once informed that implants were not an option for you. With the amount of technologies, information, and trained surgeons increasing everyday, you now have far more options at your disposal. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss what implant therapies may benefit you.
Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
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