Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Chaska, MN

Creating a Strong Foundation for Your New Smile

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are capable of lasting decades. But it’s also important that these tooth replacement devices are set on a firm foundation. When learning your jawbone is too weak to successfully support your dental implants, you may feel defeated, but there is good news. At Chaska Dental Center, Dr. Swingdorf can perform advanced dental implant procedures in Chaska, MN that will create a denser, more stable jawbone, ensuring your dental implants remain firmly in place for years to come.

Why Choose Chaska Dental Center for Dental Implants?

  • Relaxing Dental Sedation Available
  • Dental Implant Placement Performed In-House
  • Numbing Medicine Given Painlessly via The Wand™

Bone Grafting

Animated smile during bone grafting procedure

You will be pleased to know that a majority of patients experience no complications or problems after receiving their dental implants in Chaska. One of the reasons these tooth replacement solutions have such a high success rate is that osseointegration is allowed to occur, which is the process of the implant fusing with the bone and surrounding tissues.

However, if your jawbone is not strong enough to hold up the implants, they will ultimately fail. Naturally, during the consultation phase of treatment, your dentist will evaluate your bone to determine its density. If it appears too weak, you will need what is called bone grafting in Chaska. This procedure is commonly performed to increase the thickness of the jaw, creating a durable foundation for your implants.

To complete a bone graft, our team will administer anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Then, we will take bone minerals from another part of the body (or a donor) before making a small incision in the gum to expose the existing bone. Placing the grafting material into the weakened area of the jawbone, we will then close the gum tissue.

You will be required to spend several months recovering at home while the new and existing bone fuse.

Sinus Lift

Animated smile with dental implant after sinus lift

Similar to a bone graft, a sinus lift in Chaska is performed when a tooth is missing in the upper arch and the maxillary sinuses do not offer adequate bone support. To remedy this problem, we will follow a similar procedure but instead, we will lift the sinuses by placing grafting materials into the area near your upper molars (in the back of your mouth). This will not only move your sinuses back into their proper place, but it will also allow for your implants to fuse with the new, stronger bone, without the potential for the posts to project into the sinus cavity.