Your natural teeth help to keep your jawbone strong on a daily basis through regular chewing and speaking. When you lose a tooth, your jaw becomes weakened without this stimulation.
Dental implants require a certain level of jawbone density to create a stable bond, so Dr. Wirth may recommend a supplemental procedure if you’ve been missing teeth for a while.
If the tooth you need to be replaced is on your lower jaw, you’ll likely undergo a bone graft. This treatment consists of attaching a small piece of bone tissue to your jaw in order to stimulate new growth.
For a tooth replacement on the upper jaw, a sinus lift can help you regenerate bone tissue. The procedure is nearly the same as a bone graft but for the upper jaw, but special care must be taken due to the location of your sinuses.
Your sinuses can become enlarged when you lose your upper back teeth, so Dr. Wirth will reposition your sinus cavity back to its original position. He’ll then perform a bone graft so you can regenerate tissue.
Healing is of the utmost importance after your supplemental procedure. During this time, your jaw will create new bone tissue to restore density. You won’t have to do much for this process to occur — just make sure you’re taking care of your oral health.
Gum disease is a common occurrence in people over the age of 30, but it can threaten the health of your smile. Periodontal disease can also have an impact on the success of your dental implant placement — that’s why we offer treatment for you.
We can provide you with one of our highly successful methods of removing gum disease. These include:
Even if you’ve been missing teeth for a while, we can restore your oral health to make it possible for you to receive a brand-new smile. You won’t have to be ashamed of the way your teeth look.
To learn more about how we can help you, call our office by dialing 360-675-6404 or by filling out the convenient contact form available on this page. We’ll be with you right away.
Dr. Douglas Wirth
Dr. Derek Wirth
794 East Whidbey Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm