Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Tallahassee, FL
for Next-Level Results
To become a periodontist, Dr. Rasmussen had to complete years of specialty training on top of dental school that was specifically dedicated to placing dental implants. Because of this, he’s able to use the latest technology and help many patients who typically wouldn’t be able to get implants using various bone grafts. This enables even more people to enjoy the most complete tooth replacement available today. Read on below to learn about some of the advanced dental implant procedures for Tallahassee, FL dental patients to rebuild your smile.
Why Choose Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee for Advanced Dental Implant Procedures?
- 3D Imaging Guarantees Fast & Precise Treatment
- Everyone Can Get Implants Thanks to Bone Grafting
- Specialty Care at a Price Everyone Can Afford
Using 3D imaging, Dr. Rasmussen is able to create a highly-detailed model of a patient’s jawbone and surrounding oral structures. This helps him take all the guesswork out of someone’s implant placement procedure. He can identify the perfect locations within the jawbone for the new roots, determine the thickness of the bone, and even figure out the angle the implant should be placed at to provide the strongest foundation possible for the new teeth. By the time the actual procedure starts, a positive result is practically guaranteed.
In addition to the gums themselves, gum disease can also break down the underlying jawbone that supports the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. This is largely why gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the US! For patients who have experienced this, bone regeneration is used to build the jawbone back up so it can be strong and thick enough to support an implant. A collagen membrane is applied directly to the bone where it needs to grow, and this material stimulates the generation of new tissue exactly where a patient is lacking.
Often, before a patient receives dental implants, any broken or decayed teeth have to be removed. In order to ensure that implants can be placed as quickly as possible after an extraction, the surrounding bone must be looked after. Ridge preservation is a procedure that helps protect and strengthen the nearby jawbone that used to support a tooth so it will be thick enough to hold an implant. Depending on a patient’s specific situation, this treatment can be performed on the same day as an extraction.
Once a tooth goes missing, the jawbone in the area slowly starts to shrink and atrophy. This is because the body senses that there is no tooth to support, so it begins to resorb nutrients directly from the bone. This can make it too thin or brittle to support dental implants. With a bone graft, however, Dr. Rasmussen can use a patient’s own bone, donated bone, or a lab-made grafting material to reverse this process and encourage the growth of new, healthy tissue. A bone graft can usually be completed in a single appointment, and after just a few weeks of healing, a patient who previously wasn’t able to get dental implants will now be ready to receive their new roots.