Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At Marcos Ortega DDS we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:
Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting
As a replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant has many advantages as compared to a dental bridge. However, there must be sufficient bone to support the titanium post (screw) that is surgically implanted.
Many implant patients need some level of bone grafting and the procedure has a high success rate. Disinfected, processed donor bone is inserted at the implant location where the bone needs structural strengthening. The grafting material is in granular form that can be packed into the contours. It stimulates growth, and eventually the patient’s newly-produced bone replaces the donor bone material.
If you have had another dentist tell you that you don’t have enough bone to place an implant post, talk to Dr. Ortega. The team at Marcos Ortega DDS has performed many bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement.
Tough Problem 2: Severe Tooth Loss
Solution: Full Mouth Restoration
If it feels like your dental issues are beyond repair because you have few or no teeth left, take heart. Regardless of the cause—chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health—there is hope.
Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the brilliant smile you never had. Patients who receive full mouth restoration regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally.
Full mouth restoration is composed of a combination of dental procedures as needed according to the patient’s particular situation. These can include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, orthodontia, crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, and teeth whitening.
By listening carefully, asking the right questions, communicating clearly, and counseling with you, Dr. Ortega can fully analyze your seemingly impossible dental dilemma and furnish a solution. Call us today at 619-295-4545.