Not every patient who meets with Dr. Wirth for a consultation is ready to get dental implants right away. Fortunately, we offer supplemental treatments to change that.
In some cases, Dr. Wirth provides supplemental procedures to prepare the surgical site. This is done to ensure the best possible outcome. Pretreatment supplemental procedures will extend your timeline for the implant process, but they’re a worthwhile investment in the success of your dental implants. Three supplemental treatments that we commonly provide are bone grafting, sinus lift augmentation, and treatment for gum disease.
In some cases, jawbone deterioration prevents otherwise perfect candidates for dental implants from immediately qualifying for dental implant placement. Fortunately, there’s a simple procedure called bone grafting to help strengthen the jawbone. During this procedure, Dr. Wirth will surgically attach a small section of tissue to the part of the jawbone that will receive the surgical implant.
A patient’s sinuses may become enlarged due to the loss of their upper back teeth. Dr. Wirth can remedy this situation with sinus lift augmentation, a procedure which replaces bone that has been lost due to the sinus enlargement. Dr. Wirth also repositions the sinus cavity to its original location. This procedure provides enough space for dental implants to be placed safely.
With a significant number of people over the age of 30 suffering from gum disease, periodontal disease is among the most common oral conditions around. While easily prevented, advanced periodontitis is a serious infection that can threaten the health of your smile and the success of your future dental implants. If your smile is showing signs of gum disease, our Whidbey Island dentist will treat all signs of infection before starting the implant placement process. Gum disease treatment options available at Whidbey Dental Associates include:
Once you’ve decided to restore your smile with dental implants, you need to find the best available implant provider. You’ll be in good hands with Dr. Douglas Wirth as your implant provider because he has the essential training, experience, and technology to provide you with the highest chance of implant success. Contact our office today to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Wirth and our Whidbey Dental Team to learn how dental implants can improve the quality of your life.
Dr. Douglas Wirth
Dr. Derek Wirth
275 SE Cabot Dr. #B201
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