Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements that serve to restore lost or broken teeth. Made from durable and long-lasting compounds, implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone, ensuring a lifetime of use.
Sinus Augmentation (Anostromy)
When you lose maxillary teeth, your jawbone loses its natural structure as the bone support diminishes. This becomes even more prominent as time goes on, at which point you may not have the bone structure needed to safely and securely support dental implants.
Like bone grafting in other areas, Dr. Michaels adds grafting material to increase your sinus floor to a height that is acceptable for implants. When you have successfully healed from your sinus augmentation, Dr. Michaels will be able to safely provide new replacement teeth.
You have also likely heard of some home remedies that will allegedly take your tooth pain away. A common one advises placing an aspirin by the affected tooth. This can be quite damaging to your gum tissue and is best avoided.
An extraction is a dental procedure that serves to remove a problematic tooth from your jaw. There are several reasons why an extraction might be performed. Your teeth may be too crowded together, causing you pain and discomfort.