Ronald C. Kobernick, DDS, MScD, PA
10601 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL & 111 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental IMplant Presentation

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CT Scans

The implant treatment planning process begins when a CT scan is taken of your jawbone. This CT scan allows for the generation of a 3-D visualization of the jawbone that is used with virtual reality software to precisely plan the implant placement. The results are more accurate implant placement, fewer complications, and less chair time for you during the implant surgical procedure in our office.

Bone Grafting For Potential Implant Site

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies (resorbs). This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone that may not be suitable for placement of dental implants. Previously in these situations, most patients were not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank, or your own bone is taken from the jaw. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior (back) upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.

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