Bone Grafting Treatments to End Your Year with a Smile

As the holiday feasts and festivities begin to show themselves this season, it is important to make sure your oral health is in great care, and you have a complete smile to enjoy all of the delectable delights that the snow-filled season has to offer. If you have any lost or missing teeth, it is important to make sure they are replaced with effective prosthetics that are durable and strong. If you are in need of a dental implant, but your jaw is not strong enough to hold them, and oral surgery using a bone graft will be necessary.

Bone grafting is extremely popular for dental implants because it allows your jaw to be strengthened to the point it can adequately hold a dental implant in place. According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, if your jawbone is too soft, too fragile, or too thin, a bone graft is recommended prior to dental implant placements.

A bone graft works by taking part of a bone from one section of your body and grafting it onto your jawbone. Artificial prosthetic bone grafting materials can also be used. Not only will bone grafts strengthen your jaw bone, but they will also improve your oral health. Although a bone graft often takes several months before it can strengthen to the point your jaw is strong enough to hold an implant, it is well worth it to give you the satisfaction and joy you require heading into next year.

If you are in need of a bone grafting treatment or would like to come in for an examination to determine your candidacy for the service. Contact Aspire Surgical at our office in Salt Lake. With the help of our docotors and our team, a bone grafting treatment can be used to help progress your mouth towards a full smile. Have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween and a happy holiday season!

Make the Switch to Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge

Similar to implant-supported dentures, implant-supported dental bridges are also a highly effective form of tooth replacement therapy. If you have up to 3 missing teeth in a row, implant-supported dental bridges are a highly recommended treatment we offer.

With traditional dental bridges, bridges are inserted into loose spaces in your mouth where teeth are missing. Dental bridges fill these voids and link to nearby and neighboring teeth. However, implant-supported bridges are attached directly to your jaw bone which not only provides an increased stability, but it removes the need to grind down or alter nearby our neighboring teeth for insertion. In addition, implant-supported bridges can last up to a lifetime of heavy use compared to roughly 5 to 7 years of traditional dental bridges. In many cases, implant-supported bridges will not require periodic replacements or restorations.

Our team of highly trained professionals uses state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge treatment techniques to ensure your implant-supported bridges are crafted, customized, and installed safely, securely, and effectively for a lifetime of oral health happiness.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Aspire Surgical to see if you are a candidate for implant-supported bridges, please call our team. With the help of Drs. Michelle Maak, Richard Shamo, and AJ Stosich, you can set the stage for the oral health care you desire.