Preliminary Implant Procedures

Discover your pathway to a restored smile with Sean Rhee, DDS.

Learn about our comprehensive preliminary implant procedures, designed to pave the way for successful dental implants.

Considering dental implants? At Sean Rhee, DDS, in Sacramento, CA, we understand that the path to a perfect smile isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes, preliminary implant procedures are necessary to prepare your mouth for implants. With these procedures, we aim to create a healthier oral environment, enhancing your dental implants’ success rate and longevity.

Preliminary implant procedures can be a crucial step in your journey toward a restored, radiant smile. These procedures primarily aim to rectify any oral health issues and optimize the condition of your mouth to successfully receive and support dental implants. By opting for these procedures, you’re investing in the success of your dental implants, ensuring they serve you well for years to come. Reach out to us today to learn more!

What Is A Preliminary Implant Procedure?

Preliminary implant procedures are the critical first steps in your journey toward receiving dental implants. They encompass a variety of treatments designed to optimize your oral environment, ensuring it is healthy, stable, and prepared for the successful placement and sustained durability of dental implants. 

By addressing any pre-existing oral health issues and establishing a solid foundation, these preparatory measures significantly contribute to the overall success and longevity of your dental implants. Whether augmenting bone density, treating gum diseases, or smoothing out a previously occupied tooth site, preliminary procedures are pivotal in crafting an ideal setting for your new dental implants.

Why Might I Need A Preliminary Implant Procedure?

The need for a preliminary implant procedure is largely determined by the unique oral health status of each patient. Some of the common situations warranting preliminary implant procedures include:

  • Insufficient bone density or volume: Dental implants require a certain amount of bone to hold them firmly in place. If you have experienced bone loss due to periodontal disease or tooth extraction, you might require a bone grafting procedure to rebuild the bone to the necessary level.
  • Presence of problematic teeth: If a tooth is significantly damaged or decayed and cannot be restored, it might need to be extracted to make room for an implant. An extraction site usually needs time to heal and might require a bone graft to maintain the bone volume during the healing process.
  • Gum disease: Healthy gums are crucial for the success of dental implants. If you have gum disease, it needs to be treated and controlled before an implant can be placed.

Preliminary implant procedures are key in ensuring a strong and robust foundation for your implant. By addressing these conditions, we can significantly increase the likelihood of a successful implant procedure, giving you a healthy, functional, and confident smile that lasts.

Types Of Preliminary Implant Procedures

There are several types of preliminary implant procedures that can be carried out before the actual implantation process. These procedures are crucial for ensuring the long-term success of the implant. By strengthening the foundation and structure of the jawbone, they enable secure and stable placement, ultimately enhancing the overall longevity of the restoration. The preliminary procedures we offer are listed below.

Bone Grafting

If you lack sufficient bone volume to support an implant, bone grafting can help. During this procedure, bone tissue—taken from another area of your body or a synthetic source—is added to your jawbone, promoting new bone growth in the area.

Bone Regeneration

If bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease or other issues, we can stimulate natural bone regeneration. This process often involves using membranes or gels that support the growth of new bone and tissue around the implant site.

Every patient is unique, and our approach to your dental care is personalized to your needs. We’re committed to helping you understand your treatment options, and supporting you in making informed decisions about your oral health.

Nurturing Your Smile, Advancing Your Oral Health

Our team is devoted to providing you with unparalleled dental services. Our focus is on comprehensive dental treatments that address underlying issues, set the stage for successful dental implants, and, most importantly, give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Your journey toward an empowered and healthy smile begins here. 

Book your consultation at our Sacramento, CA, office today. Allow our team to cater to your dental needs with exceptional skill, unwavering commitment, and a deep understanding of your oral health concerns.

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