Why Remove the Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth frequently become impacted or stuck behind the second molars and are extremely difficult to clean. Plaque, along with poor access for oral hygiene, results in inflammation that can cause infection, tooth decay, or gum disease. Wisdom teeth may also cause jaw cysts. They also have been implicated in causing shifting of the adjacent teeth. Most problems associated with wisdom teeth are related to difficult access for proper hygiene and build up of plaque causing inflammation and infection.
Patients with tooth and bone loss often suffer greatly from both functional and cosmetic problems. Conventional tooth replacement options, such as bridges or dentures, are inadequate for chewing, talking, and certainly for an acceptable smile. Bone grafting replaces and augments missing bone and supports teeth in a natural way. It promotes the long-term success of dental implants, cosmetic results, hygiene, and the longevity of your teeth.
Provides proper support for implants
Increases the longevity of teeth and implants
Creates a natural gum tissue form and level
Improves aesthetics and visual balance
Improves hygiene and teeth cleaning
Bone grafting is safe and predictable, and complications can be avoided when it is performed by a trained, skillful, and experienced oral surgeon using specialized instruments and techniques, proper tissue handling, recipient site preparation, and patients that adhere to important post-operative instructions.
Our office is equipped for bone grafting and dental implant procedures, and the team assisting Dr. Akroush is specially trained. Methodical, exacting, and detailed protocols are followed strictly to make sure every patient is safe and has a pleasant experience. The fact is, regenerating lost bone is highly achievable with extensive clinical and scientific experiences to support it.
When you lose teeth, and do not replace them, the jawbone deteriorates where the tooth socket once was. This makes it difficult, and in some instances impossible to get dental implants or dentures later on. You may have not had the financial means at the time of the extraction for restorative surgery, but you may have the money now. The good news is that we can perform a process called ridge augmentation to restore the bone structure that is needed for restorative procedures such as dental implants. The process involves lifting the gum from the ridge to expose the defected area of the bone. Then the dentist uses a bone like substance to fill the defected areas. The ridge augmentation greatly improves the appearance of the mouth and increases the chances for success with the implants. With ridge augmentation, your implants will last for years.
Loss of posterior teeth may result in excessive forces being placed on your remaining teeth. Fortunately, the use of dental implants and crowns allow you to replace these missing teeth. However, the position of the sinus in the upper posterior areas may be too low for proper placement of dental implants.
A simple procedure allows the sinus floor to be repositioned, creating enough space to properly place an implant. Various grafting materials are used to encourage your bone to grow more quickly into the area, helping to stabilize the dental implant. Replace with your own bone in this area the grafting material as it grows into the area.