Missing teeth often lead to jawbone loss because the bone needs the tooth roots to keep it functioning normally. Gum disease, tooth infection, and trauma are other common causes of jawbone loss. Since dental implants rely on a firm foundation of jawbone for support, some dentists inform patients with severe jawbone loss that they are not candidates for dental implants. For less experienced implant dentists this may be true, but not for the implant specialists at Advanced Dental Implant Center! Our surgeons are among the few in the country that routinely place zygomatic and pterygoid style dental implants that allow patients with severe bone loss to receive Full Mouth Dental Implants treatment. If other dentists tell you that there is no hope for dental implants, please turn to Advanced Dental Implant Center! We can help!
Susan – A Full Mouth Dental Implants Patient with Severe Bone Loss
For patients with severe jawbone loss, being told that there is no hope for dental implants can be devastating. At Advanced Dental Implant Center, our surgeons can help treat patients with extreme bone loss through the use of specialized zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants. Because these implants are widely considered to be most challenging and difficult in all of implant dentistry, few surgeons can place them. The doctors at Advanced Dental Implant Center not only place zygomatic and pterygoid implants on a regular basis, they have also published many scientific articles on their use and have lectured about them at multiple major implant conferences. If other dentists have told you that there is no hope for dental implants, please see us for a second opinion!
Our specialized method for replacing missing teeth in cases of jawbone loss not only makes it possible to help more patients regain their confidence, it enables them to return to a normal life more quickly. We regularly perform bone grafting and sinus lifts as part of the dental implant placement procedure for people with bone loss. However, if you’re one of those patients with severe bone loss, we may be able to provide you with one of these other specialized procedures instead. They don’t require the regrowth of bone, which can take several months to a year and involve multiple procedures, and allow us to go directly to dental implant placement.
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Round Rock and West Austin TX offices are owned by Tom Kennedy, DDS under Affordable Dentures & Implants – Texas, PLLC
Phoenix/Gilbert office is owned by Sibera Troy Brannon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP under Arizona Dental Affiliates, PLLC
San Diego office is owned by Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS under Dental Office of Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS, a Professional Corporation
Advanced Dental Implant Center are part of a professional affiliation of dental implant practices operated by oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, and restorative dentists. With the specialized techniques used by Advanced Dental Implant Center, such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants, nearly all patients qualify for same day dental implants from a dental perspective. Prospective patients require an initial workup that includes an oral examination, 3D radiographic evaluation, and medical history consultation. Some patients with certain medical histories may not qualify for surgical treatment. “Teeth-in-a-day”, “one day implant teeth”, “same day implant teeth”, etc. refers to the fact that on the day of surgery, patients will have teeth removed (unless all teeth are already missing, dental implants placed, and a screw retained prosthesis secured to these implants on the same day as the surgery. While this first set of teeth are permanent in the fact that they are secured to the dental implants by screws, these teeth are typically not the final set of teeth as the patient will be allowed to heal prior to the delivery of the final set of teeth. Furthermore, the patient will be allowed to suggest desired changes to the initial set of teeth prior to the fabrication of the final set of teeth. The initial set of screw retained implant teeth are permanent in the fact that they are not removable by the patient and can only be removed by personnel in a dental office. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime depending on the age of the patient when the implants were originally placed. Studies show that dental implants can last over 25 years with proper home care and regular professional maintenance.