Our Tarpon Springs,FL dentist, Dr. Emanuel Kontos, offers supplemental procedures to help prepare and enhance your candidacy for dental implants. Dental implants are a popular solution for missing or damaged teeth. They’re designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and provide a permanent base for a dental prosthesis. Although they’re a popular and effective solution, Dr. Kontos must first determine if you’re an ideal candidate. If you aren’t quite eligible yet for dental implants, the dentist will suggest a supplemental procedure to strengthen your jaw.
Read more about how supplemental procedures can boost your eligibility for dental implants.
Supplemental procedures are a set of treatments that are done in addition to the primary implant surgery to enhance the success and longevity of dental implants. These procedures are tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs and ensure that their dental implants last for a long time.
Soft tissue grafting is a supplemental procedure used to improve the appearance of the gum tissue around dental implants. This procedure involves adding gum tissue to areas that have thin or receded gum tissue, which can help to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile and reduce the risk of implant failure. Soft tissue grafting is often performed before implant placement, but can also be done after implant placement.
Other patients choose removable dentures because they’re an easy and inexpensive option. Initially, patients can eat and smile normally, but the bone beneath the missing teeth begins to flatten over time. Similar to patients with receded gums, they’ll learn they may need a supplemental procedure for their receded bone.
Bone grafting procedures can be performed in just a few short visits to our Tarpon Springs dental office. Like gum tissue augmentation, special bone tissues are harvested, and a small incision is made in the area that needs more volume. The graft material is attached and the patient is sent home for healing. The graft then adds proper density to the area to better support a dental implant. After the graft area heals, patients can be evaluated for dental implant candidacy.
Don't let the fear of additional procedures stop you from getting the smile you've always wanted. Our dental team in Tarpon Springs is dedicated to ensuring the success and longevity of your implant. Schedule a consultation today by giving us a call at (727) 361-0326 to learn more about your options and how we can help you achieve a beautiful, confident smile! We’re proud to serve Florida patients in Keystone, Trinity, East Lake, and the surrounding areas.
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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