Why Choose Bone Grafting?
Bone deterioration is a natural side-effect of tooth loss. Without the presence of the tooth roots, the shape and thickness of the jaw bone will shrink away, possibly changing your facial appearance and reducing your chances for dental implants. In fact, there was once a time when patients with this type of bone loss were considered ineligible for dental implant surgery.
Today, the bone grafting procedures makes it possible for patients with bone loss to enjoy the highest standard in tooth replacement—dental implants. By surgically grafting new bone into a specified region of the jaw, Dr. Berrios can improve both the thickness and the width of the jaw, creating a more ideal foundation for dental implants.
Bone Grafting Options
The type of bone graft procedure that is right for you will depend upon your degree of bone loss and the proposed location of your dental implant:
Ridge Expansion – This form of bone grafting may be necessary if the bone is too thin or too narrow to adequately support the post of a dental implant. With this procedure, both the width and the height of the upper or lower jaw bone can be increased.
Sinus Lift Procedure – In the upper jaw, the sinuses represent a hollow opening surrounded by a thin layer of bone, located just above the roots of the back teeth. Since a dental implant cannot be placed into thin or hollow bone, the lower portion of the sinus must be carefully lifted and reinforced with enough bone to hold a dental implant securely in place.
Your Bone Graft Consultation
During your initial consultation, we will help you to understand your options regarding the recommended bone grafting procedure, the type of bone grafting material that will be used, your options for sedation and pain management, and the appropriate post-operative instructions.
To schedule your own personalized bone grafting consultation, please contact our office today.