designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
After more than five decades and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm dental implants have a success rate of 95 - 98%. They are a permanent solution and quickly becoming the standard of care.
Dr. Isler's scope of treatments and expertise with dental implants means he can address your unique conditions with a variety of solutions.
EXTRACTION AND SOCKET PRESERVATION
Sometimes during treatment teeth are identified which require removal or extraction. The bone that holds the tooth in place is called the socket. It is often damaged by disease and infection resulting in a jaw deformity. To remedy this condition a socket preservation procedure may be used.
Several techniques can be utilized to preserve the bone after extraction and minimize bone loss adjacent to the socket. The socket can be filled with bone grafting material. It is then covered with a biocompatible barrier to encourage your body to repair itself by regenerating lost bone and tissue. The gum is closed and healing is allowed to occur. The bone is usually allowed to mature from a few months to as long as twelve months before dental implants or restorative treatment is completed.
SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE
When there is inadequate bone to support a dental implant a solution called a sinus graft or sinus lift graft may be used. Our surgeon enters the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then gently lifted and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. After several months of healing dental implants can be planned.