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Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Chaska, MN

Providing Additional Support for a Longer-Lasting 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. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf can perform a dental implant procedure in Chaska that will create a denser, more stable jawbone, ensuring your implants remain firmly in place for years to come.

Bone Grafting

A digital depiction of a bone graft occurring in the upper arch of the mouth

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 remove 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

A digital depiction of a sinus lift occurring in the upper arch of the mouth, near the molar

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.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’re ready to take the next step in your dental implant journey, contact us to schedule an appointment with our team at Chaska Dental Center. We’re here to help you achieve the maximum support you need for a smile that will last a lifetime.