Multiple dental implants can replace two or more adjacent missing teeth. The procedure involves placing multiple titanium posts into your jawbone and attaching artificial teeth between them. You might hear this referred to as an implant-supported bridge or fixed partial denture.
placed strategically to support a dental bridge.
Before you can get dental implants, your dentist will recommend removing any of your teeth causing problems. For example, if you have a missing tooth or one that is cracked, damaged, or too small for the implant to fit properly, it's best to have it removed before getting the implant.
The main reason for this is that if the tooth is still in your mouth, there is a risk that it could affect the placement of the implant. It could also cause damage to the implant if it moves during treatment, which increases the risk of complications. You don't need extraction if your teeth meet the criteria for dental implants.
After the surgery, the bone graft material will need to heal for several months before dental implants can be placed. The success rate for sinus lift surgery is very high, and the procedure is considered safe.
Ridge modification surgery can be performed using various techniques, depending on the patient's specific needs. In some cases, the surgeon may need to remove a section of the jawbone and then graft new bone into the area. In other cases, the surgeon may simply need to reshape the existing bone.