Both periodontal disease and tooth loss will cause bone loss. Although you may not initially notice any difference straight after a tooth extraction, over time your cheeks will become sunken and you appearance will quickly age. Both Dental Implants and Bone regeneration will prevent this from worsening.
A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. Perfect Profiles has two Dental Implant centres, with both dentists and oral surgeons. Our experienced dental surgery team are experts in placing implants as well as other oral surgery procedures, such as bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Some people suffer from bone loss in their mouth due to reasons such as periodontal disease or the loss of teeth. As a result, these people may think that their only option is to have dentures as there is not enough bone to support dental implants, this is not the case at Perfect Profiles. Our expert surgical team as can do perform a procedure known as bone grafting.
The oral surgeon will simply add the biocompatible bone grafting material into the area where there is significant bone loss. This new bone will then need up to 6 months to fuse with the patients existing bone. Depending on how much bone is needed to be added, a patient may be able to have a dental implant placed at the same time or they may have to wait. The oral surgeon will be able to determine this at your free dental consultation.
This procedure may sound more complicated and invasive than it actually is. However, our oral surgery team are true experts in this field and the procedure is always done under local anaesthetic, ensuring the patient never feels any pain.
Your sinuses are just behind your cheeks and on top of your upper jaw. In order to have dental implants placed, there needs to be sufficient bone in this area and to ensure that the sinuses are not too close to the jaw. If this is the case for certain patients, they can still have dental implants but will need to have a sinus lift procedure beforehand.
During a Sinus Lift, a specialist oral surgeon will enter the area where the teeth have been extracted and lift the sinus away from the space. They will then lift the membrane of the sinus to fill that now empty area with biocompatible bone grafting material. This will give the patient more bone in their upper jaw to support the Dental Implant when it is placed, ensuring that the implant(s) does not enter the sinuses.
Not every patient who needs dental implants will need to have a sinus lift procedure. Nevertheless, one of our specialist oral surgeons will be able to see if this is so at your free consultation by taking a panoramic x-ray. To register your interest in this procedure, click here to book your consultation today.
Both of these procedures may sound more complicated and invasive than they actually are. Our oral surgery team are true experts in this field and our whole team aims to put everyone at ease, which is shown in our excellent testimonials. Both the procedures are both done under local anaesthetic to ensure the patient feels no pain. If you still have any questions, the oral surgeon will of course be able to explain them to you in more detail at your free consultation.
Though we offer a low cost option, we still only use the best materials on the market. For our biocompatible bone material, we use companies such as Geistlich who are world renowned for their safe harvesting of bone materials.