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Periodontal Advanced Procedures

Advanced Procedures

Dental Implant

Dental implants

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.

A dental implant is a titanium post that a periodontist or oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw. Once in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last much longer than conventional bridges and partial dentures. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

For more information about dental implants, please refer to the American Academy of Periodontology at perio.org.

Sinus Lift Surgery

If you have lost bone which makes it difficult to obtain dental implants, sinus lift surgery can help resolve this for you. Please refer to the American Academy of Periodontology at perio.org for more detailed information.

Straumann Ceramic Implants

Please refer to the brochure and case reports below for more information on Straumann Ceramic Implants. The files are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Reader to view.

Straumann ceramic implants
Straumann PURE Patient Information Brochure