Prepare Your Mouth for Dental Implants
Thanks to advancements in dentistry, more patients are able to receive dental implants today than ever before. The biggest obstacles to restoring your smile with implants are jawbone deterioration and gum disease.
If you suffer from either of these conditions, Dr. Chow can prepare you for implant placement with a supplemental procedure. Patients who’ve lived with missing teeth for a long time or previously wore dentures are the most likely to require these treatments.
If you have insufficient jawbone mass to support dental implants, Dr. Chow can restore your jaw strength with a bone graft. This treatment involves taking bone tissue from a donor source and grafting it to the deficient areas of your jawbone. Your jaw will absorb this new tissue and integrate it, resulting in a strong and healthy jawbone.
Previously, jawbone deterioration immediately disqualified patients from receiving dental implants. Thanks to bone grafting, Dr. Chow can help you become a candidate once again.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
For patients who have gum disease, we can prepare them for implants with soft tissue augmentation. This treatment works in a very similar fashion to bone grafting, except it treats your gums instead of your jawbone.
To perform this procedure, we’ll take healthy gum tissue from a donor and graft it to the receding areas of your gums. As your gums heal, they’ll absorb the new tissue to restore your oral health and prepare your mouth for implants.
Ask Dr. Chow About Supplemental Procedures
To find out whether you need a supplemental procedure, call our practice at (807) 700-1383 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chow. She’ll thoroughly inspect your smile, answer all your questions, and work with you to develop an ideal treatment plan that suits your needs.