Bone Growth Factors
Sun City West, AZ
For those who may be considering getting dental implants, they probably already know what a huge decision that can be. Because some people may only receive one implant at a time, it can become a costly choice when determining the value of long-term restoration. Although dental implants can become permanent, there may be underlying factors that inhibit the growth or the placement of the implants. Solutions Dental Implants understands how important it can be to protect such a significant investment and wants to ensure your implants have the potential to last for a lifetime.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Whenever you are missing one or more teeth, your jaw stops receiving a message from your cells to continue regenerating a socket. The bone may begin to resorb from the original jawline, which could compromise the strength of the bone that surrounds the remaining teeth. This may cause them to loosen and possibly fall out. A dental implant can be used to replace the missing tooth.
Through a process known as osseointegration, bone cells can fuse with titanium. When a titanium implant, usually in the shape of a small screw, is inserted into the empty socket, they can bond, and the implant may be accepted by your body as a suitable replacement for natural bone. With the attachment of an abutment to a porcelain or ceramic crown, it can be very difficult to tell the difference between a real tooth and an artificial one.
Improving Implant Success Probability
Depending on the level of jaw degeneration, before the implant can be placed, it may be necessary to get a graft to build up the tissue. A stronger dental foundation ensures a better chance that the titanium screw has a secure hold on something that can accept the infusion. Through the use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP), which can often add to the stimulation of growth at the affected site, there may be a noticeable increase in bone formation around the implant location.
With the addition of Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), which is one of the most heavily studied aspects of periodontal regrowth, implants have a greater likelihood of regeneration. Especially when combined with biocompatible elements such as titanium or donor cells, the success rate of dental implants can be increased significantly.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is often referred to as a form of regenerative medicine. Platelets are the part of the blood responsible for clotting and for those who may have issues with healing naturally, it could now be possible for stubborn cells to stimulate restoration on their own.
Emdogain is a revolutionary new protein treatment that can be used in conjunction with dental implants to ensure greater productivity. When it is applied to the root or open wound in the mouth, it can motivate tissue cells to regrow, which in turn may also encourage better healing. It has been used for over twenty years in aid of more than two million patients and can be very effective when it comes to promoting dental regeneration.
If you are considering dental implants and would like to know more about alternative methods for ensuring the probability of success, we here at Solutions Dental Implants are happy to help you with that information. For any questions you might have, give us a call at (623) 556-5442, where one of our helpful staff members can give you the answers you need.