An important part of ensuring a successful dental implant placement is determining the condition of the patient’s mouth. Deteriorating oral health conditions can have a negative impact on the dental implant process. Through the use of supplemental procedures, your oral health can be further secured, allowing for a successful implant placement.
Proper planning is pivotal to the success of implant placement. Because of this, Dr. Jackson requires each potential implant patient to attend a consultation at our Belle Fourche office before agreeing to provide treatment. During this consultation, the following steps are taken:
One of the most common reasons a patient may not be ready for implant treatment is jawbone deterioration. Much like a muscle, the jawbone requires constant exercise to stay healthy, which is provided by the teeth. When a tooth is lost, the area of the jawbone it was embedded in no longer gets adequate stimulation and deteriorates.
Bone grafting is the solution to jawbone deterioration. For this procedure, donated bone tissue is grafted to the deficient areas of your jawbone. This new tissue is integrated into your jaw structure, restoring health and density to it.
It is possible for the gums to begin pulling away from your teeth and slowly receding. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as failing to brush properly or even brushing too hard. Regardless, this gum tissue is necessary to provide support for your incoming implant.
By grafting gum tissue samples to your gums through a process called soft tissue augmentation, we can restore this structure to perfect health.
Now that you have a good understanding of the dental implant process and supplemental procedures, the next step is to learn about potential implant providers. Not every implant dentist has the same level of skill and knowledge, meaning that not every dentist can provide the same quality of results. Head to our How to Choose a Dental Implant Provider page to learn more. Then, contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Christopher Jackson.
503 Jackson St.
Belle Fourche, SD
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