Dental implants need an adequate amount of bone to hold them in place. When the sinus expands following tooth removal, only a small amount of bone remains behind. If a dental implant is placed in such a location, much of the implant will be surrounded by the hollow sinus instead of strong supporting bone. With a sinus lift procedure, bone is added to the sinus to increase support for dental implants. The procedure takes less than two hours and may be accomplished with simple local anesthetic, just like when you get a filling on a tooth.
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.