Cost. Most patients consider the cost of dental implants as being very high. Actually, the cost is the biggest barrier why patients do not get dental implants. But if you consider the other prices of dental procedures, the fact that the dental implant replaces a very functional body part, […] Read more »
What happens if I do not have enough bone for dental implants?
This question comes up a lot. Many patients are told that they do not have enough bone left to have dental implants placed. Typically they had the teeth removed a while ago, they wore denture for long time, the bone melted away and all that is left now is an […] Read more »
Why is the Sinus Lift Needed?
The short answer to the title’s question is “because the lowering of the sinus floor was not prevented earlier”. The more detailed answer follows below. One very specific type of bone graft is the sinus lift. The maxilary sinus is located above the roots of the upper teeth from the […] Read more »
Why Some Patients Need Bone Graft or Sinus Lift?
In order for the dental implant to integrate with the bone(fuse, bond with the bone), it has to be surrounded by a layer of bone of at least 1.5 mm. Sometimes, some patients do not have enough thickness of the bone to ensure that the implant is completely surrounded by […] Read more »