Certain factors can impact your eligibility for implants, but in most cases, Dr. Shainholtz can find alternative treatment solutions or provide necessary preparatory procedures.
First, he will evaluate the health of your jaw. If you have experienced bone loss due to tooth loss, this can typically be treated with a graft. Bone grafting restores lost tissue, providing a strong and stable foundation for implants. Recovery following bone graft surgery can take four to nine months.
Dr. Shainholtz often performs socket preservation during tooth extraction, preventing jawbone recession from occurring in the first place.
You will also discuss your health history during this visit. In addition to analyzing your bone health, Dr. Shainholtz will look for oral health conditions. If you suffer from gum disease, for example, he can provide necessary treatment before you proceed with implant surgery.