In some cases, the strategic areas where dental implants are best placed may not have sufficient bone quantity needed for the implants to be placed. Hence, it becomes imperative to borrow some bone from another area of the mouth, usually from the chin or at the back of the jaw from where your wisdom tooth used to be placed, and graft it to the area without sufficient bone quantity.
Most teeth that have been infected need to be removed. The removal may lead to bone loss around the infected tooth. In such cases, apart from removing your teeth, we also do bone grafting so that the area could be ready for the placement of a dental implant at a later time.
The secret of dental implants is knowing where to strategically place them to maximize their use. A single strategically placed implant can support a set of replacement teeth. At Century Dental, we use special 3D software to help us determine where your implants would be best located. This is done by examining and evaluating, through the special 3D software, your bone quantity, bone quality, and bone location.
Apart from looking like natural teeth, dental implants must also be treated like natural teeth. They require regular professional cleaning to keep them healthy and to avoid possible infection caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar. As such, it is important that you continuously visit us so that we can assess the intervals at which professional cleaning should be done.