Bone Grafting and Sinus Augmentation
One of the most common reasons that patients are told they are not a candidate for dental implants is when they do not have enough bone to support the implant. But that can be corrected!
Dr. Timmerman is an expert trained dental implant dentist who provides start-to-finish dental implant therapy – including support services like bone grafting and sinus augmentation.
With treatments like these, we are able to provide full implant services to a wider variety of patients!
Who Needs Grafting or Sinus Lift Surgery?
Most of the patients who come to our Seattle dental implant office asking about grafting or sinus lift procedures are patients who have been told by another dentist that they weren’t candidates for dental implant treatment. That’s not always the case! By providing these specialty services, Dr. Timmerman can make implant treatment available to:
- Patients who want dental implants but don’t have enough healthy bone in place
- People who have bone loss caused by disease
- Implant patients who have experienced a drop in the nasal cavity, which interferes with the location of the proposed implant
- Patients who suffer from tooth mobility due to bone loss
“Bone grafting and sinus lifts are a way to enhance the quantity and quality of bone in a patient’s mouth. These treatments stabilize your healthy teeth and make it possible for you to have access to specialty treatments like dental implants.”
—Dr. Lance Timmerman
Improving Our Patients’ Quality of Life
Dr. Lance Timmerman performs all bone grafting and sinus lifts right here at our Seattle office, with the option for patients to choose from one of our convenient sedation methods. Following the surgery, we will allow the area some time to heal and form new bone. At this time, patients can continue forward with other types of treatment, such as dental implant therapy.