For some patients, their journey to a complete smile with dental implants can be complicated by a condition that they’ve developed due to their missing teeth. Most commonly, patients are held back from implants due to jawbone deterioration or gum recession. Fortunately, we can reverse the damage done by these conditions using supplemental procedures.
Get Ready for Dental Implant Placement with Dr. Kovacevic
Thanks to advancements in technology, more patients qualify for dental implants than ever before. However, in order for your implants to succeed, you’ll need plenty of jawbone density and healthy gums.
If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, then you’ll need to undergo a supplemental procedure to prepare you for implant placement. Patients who previously wore dentures or lived with gaps in their smile for a long time are the most likely to require these treatments.
For patients with weak jawbones, we can get you ready for implant surgery with a bone graft. The procedure involves taking donor tissue and grafting it to the deficient areas of your jawbone. Your jaw will absorb this new bone tissue and integrate into itself, resulting in a strong and healthy jawbone.
Jawbone deterioration used to be a sure way to disqualify patients from receiving implants. Now, thanks to this convenient procedure, Dr. Kovacevic can help you become a candidate for the dental implant procedure.
Soft Tissue Augmentation
Soft tissue augmentation is very similar to bone grafting, except it treats your gums instead of your jawbone. Just as with bone grafting, we’ll take healthy gum tissue from a donor and graft it to the receded areas of your gums. As your gums heal, they’ll absorb the new tissue to restore your oral health and prepare you for dental implants.
Ask Dr. Kovacevic About Supplemental Procedures
If you’re not sure whether you need a supplemental procedure prior to dental implants, or if you want to find out more about them, contact our practice in Greensburg and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Kovacevic. He’ll thoroughly inspect your smile for any potential issues and answer all of your questions. We look forward to meeting you.