Implant Services

implant services

Sinus Lift Augmentation

After the loss of upper back teeth, your sinuses may enlarge in size. Before new implants replace the lost teeth, a sinus lift augmentation or graft relocates the sinus cavity into its original position and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.

Autogenous Bone Grafting

Occasionally, ideal areas where dental implants are to be placed do not have sufficient bone quantity to securely place the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth to graft into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth were formerly located.

Implant Site Development

When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have bone loss around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.

Computer Enhanced Treatment Planning

Special 3D software allows us to evaluate your bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location for the best possible placement of your dental implants. This allows us to work closely and smoothly with your implant surgeon to ensure a well-designed plan for your dental implants.

Implant Maintenance

Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is essential to keep the area clean and free of infection. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just like teeth.

Whether you have only one tooth replaced by an implant or several, professional hygiene services will be necessary to keep implant locations healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.

Elahe Wissinger, DMD
Doug McMaster, DDS
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
tucson dental office
2504 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 745-5496
  • Monday..........8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday..........7:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday..........9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday..........7:00am to 4:00pm