When your smile suffers from tooth loss, often due to periodontal disease, this could leave gaps and weaken jawbone structure too. To prepare your smile to support dental implants, you may need ridge and sinus augmentation. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about restoring your smile with the assistance of laser dentistry.
The Loss of Mass in Your Jaw
The reason your smile may need augmentation to receive dental implants is because of the loss of mass and dentistry in your jaw. Once you lose a tooth, the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to break down. This could mean there is not enough natural tissue to support dental implants, and you could suffer further tooth loss and develop a prematurely aged appearance too. But with ridge and sinus augmentation, we can rebuild what has been lost and prepare your smile for the placement of one or more dental implants.
Grafting and Sinus Lifts
Jawbone grafting involves adding new tissues to the lower portion to replace what has worn down. This could be in the form of bone taken from your jaw or hip, or from donor or synthetic sources. We attach this in a surgical procedure, and this stimulates the growth of bone tissue and helps fortify your smile. For the upper arch, our team will actually lift the sinus floor to uncover new tissues and provide a base for your new dental implants. Each procedure is planned and implemented with advanced technology. We will also treat underlying issues like gum disease, so your new teeth don’t fail and you enjoy a full smile for years to come.
The Assistance of Laser Dentistry
To offer treatment with precision and accuracy, our team will employ advanced dental lasers. The lasers can be employed to prepare and reshape jawbone structure as part of the grafting or sinus augmentation process. In addition, we can use this technology to gently and thoroughly remove diseased tissues, so we can manage the disease more easily moving forward, protecting the health and function of your smile. The use of this technology offers a more effective and noninvasive solution to advanced tooth loss. If you have any questions about how our team treats these concerns and restores your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a full smile again!
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Restores Your Smile
With advanced technology, we can improve your smile and prepare it for dental implants. If you would like to find out more about improving your gum health, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.