John Leitner DDS 575 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-2850

Supplemental Procedures

Supplemental Procedures for Dental Implant Patients

Getting Ready for Your New Smile

In some cases, patients who are good candidates for dental implants need a little extra help to prepare for the implant process. That’s why Dr. Leitner offers supplemental procedures for our patients in Grand Haven, MI.

Treatments designed to increase the amount of bone in the patient’s jaw are common supplemental procedures for implant patients. A strong jawbone is essential for maintaining healthy dental implants.

If you’ve been living with missing teeth for a while, your jawbone may have become weakened over time. Bone preservation and sinus lifts enhance bone density, providing a secure foundation for dental implants.

  • Bone Preservation: If you don’t have enough bone mass to support a dental implant, Dr. Leitner may elect to use bone preservation to correct the problem. The procedure consists of attaching a small piece of bone tissue to the empty socket, stimulating bone growth.
  • Sinus Lift: A sinus lift is used to prepare patients for a dental implant in the upper jaw. During the procedure, Dr. Leitner raises the sinus floor to create space for the implant fixture. Then this space is filled with bone graft material to support the implant.

Mini dental implants are a treatment option that requires less bone mass to support them. They can eliminate the need for bone preservation and they’ll also reduce your recovery time.

Dr. Leitner Has a Solution for Your Smile

Natural-looking dental implants will make eating fun again. Dr. Leitner is an experienced implant dentist. He’ll find the best solution to restore your missing teeth.

To learn more about our dental implants, contact us at (616) 842-2850 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. You can also use our easy contact form and we’ll get right back to you.