It is very important that you maintain healthy bone in your mouth. Your bone structure supports all of your teeth! If there is an issue, we need to address it quickly. Most often, we need to add support and strength to jawbones that have been affected by lost teeth. This is especially true if the patient wants to have dental implants now or at a later date.
- Bone Grafting – When jawbone is not thick enough, we may consider a bone graft. We can add new tissue around your jawbone to create a stable foundation for whatever restoration you choose.
- Ridge Augmentation – Often performed after an extraction, a ridge augmentation means that we are going to make your bone more uniform and capable of evenly supporting a restoration.
- Sinus Lifts – For some people, a dental implant cannot be placed in the top arch of your mouth without first creating space for it. This means packing bone tissue around your upper jawbone so we can secure the dental implant without damaging your sinuses.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) – PRP is a cutting-edge technology that promotes healing by using blood platelets from your own body. We simply take a blood sample and separate the blood into plasma and other cells in a centrifuge. The resulting platelet-rich substance, which contains many natural growth factors, is placed on the surgery site. The plasma will encourage tissue regeneration in a natural way and speed up healing so you can get back to normal as soon as possible! We are the only dental office in town that offers this revolutionary treatment.
The solutions you have been seeking are right here at Smiles of Chattanooga. Let our expert dentists create your healthy smile with oral surgery in Chattanooga. Call 423-454-2181 right now or request an appointment time online.