Dental implants have become a popular solution to the problem of missing teeth. They are sturdy and secure tooth replacements that look like natural teeth and last a lifetime with the proper care. For dental implants to be successful, there must be an adequate amount of bone in which to secure the titanium implant. Oftentimes, there may not be enough bone in the jaw as a result of periodontal disease, resorption due to tooth loss, or simply because of the anatomy of the skull. In cases of inadequate bone in the upper jaw, also known as the upper maxilla, a sinus lift or augmentation may be necessary in order to guarantee the optimal outcome from dental implant surgery.
Dental implants are the perfect solution to the problem of missing teeth. Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can help you regain a beautiful smile and a healthy, well-functioning mouth. Let us work in coordination with your general dentist to fill in the gaps of missing teeth.
Ice cream and popsicles are the perfect treat for both hot summer days AND post-op recovery: Coincidence? We think not! Having your wisdom teeth removed might not be the first thing you think of when you think of summer. You’re probably thinking more along the lines of backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and relaxing vacations. But if your dentist has recommended that you have an oral surgeon perform wisdom teeth removal, summertime is actually one of the perfect times to get it done.