Dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is the one with good general and oral health. Adequate jaw bone is required to support the implant, and the best candidates should have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of periodontal disease and oral inflammation, and in the placement of dental implants.




A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.


Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.