What Is Involved With Implant Treatment?

This procedure is a team effort between you and Dr. Straka. He will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant, Dr. Straka will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

Replacing a Single Tooth - If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.

Replacing Several Teeth - If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.  Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.

Replacing All of Your Teeth - If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.  Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.

Socket repair after tooth extraction - In order to maximize esthetics and create an adequate foundation of bone, Bone grafts are used to fill a tooth socket after extraction.  This prevents the body from resorbing thin plates of bone which are required to accommodate the diameter of an implant.  We want to have a wide squared ridge for implant placement. Without this procedure a “knife edge” ridge may occur and limit the implant size and implant stability.

Sinus Augmentation - A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

Ridge Modification - Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the body defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.