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VideoTestimonial -Dental Implant – Chris F.

Chris had a very unique situation.  He had an unusual dental implant placed 10 years ago that needed to be replaced. A sinus bone graft was necessary in order for me to not penetrate the sinus that sits above the upper back teeth 

If you can not see the video click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiZP9y5-bcQ

Here was his situation in pictures.  The original implant had lost almost all of its bone. It was a bit large and placed in an unusual manner.  His sinus which was right above the implant, was touching the implant.

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I removed the implant and did a sinus bone graft to make sure we had plenty of bone to anchor the new implant. I also want to try to correct the bone loss on the tooth behind the implant. Note the tremendous gain in bone height!

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The implant was placed using IV sedation for all of the procedures:

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I made him a new tooth on the dental implant that now fits the way it should.

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Chris and I were very happy with the final results. Thank you Chris…It was a pleasure to be able to help you get your smile back!
 
 
  

4 thoughts on “VideoTestimonial -Dental Implant – Chris F.

  1. Hi,thank you for your comment, I have had removable dental implants done recently, but I still have the throbbing in my gum, my periodontist has opened my gum, and told me I had a small crack in the sinus bone, but he did the bone graft, and this was left to heal before I got my implants, but unfortunetly I still have the pain especially when I lie on that side of my face at night, and when I sneeze or cough or cry, he dosen’t seem to know what he can do for me now, I also went to an ENT consultant but he could’nt find anything wrong either, so now I don’t know where to go about this, by the way I have only one top tooth left, and this seems to be o.k. Thank you again for your time.
    Ger Kiely

  2. Hi, I wonder could you help me, I have had a sinus lift bone graft done about three and a half months ago, I am having throbbing pain in it from time to time, could you tell me if this is normal, and how long does it take to heal completely.
    Thanking you.

    1. Hi Ger,

      After 3.5 months you should have zero pain with a sinus lift bone graft for dental implants.

      The pain can be coming from a tooth in the area also. You should get this checked out immediately. The gum should be closed and look a healthy pink color with no swelling or drainage.

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry
      Burbank, California

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