Precise, Effective Bone Grafting Procedures
The best replacement for missing teeth is dental implants, but some patients are not candidates because their tooth loss has caused too much jaw bone recession. Without teeth, the jaw bone will resorb and become too thin and weak to support dental implants. If this is the case, we will recommend bone grafting to rebuild the volume and strength of your jaw bone. Depending on the location of your bone loss, your bone grafting procedure may be a sinus lift or ridge augmentation. Our dentist, B. Phan, D.D.S, is certified in IV sedation and performs precise and effective bone grafting procedures in the convenience of our office.Watch Video
A sinus lift is a bone grafting procedure for when bone loss is in the upper back portion of the jaw. Bone loss in this area also includes sinking of the sinus cavity, making it impossible to place dental implants without causing harm. A sinus lift places bone grafting material underneath the sinus cavity to push it upwards and create enough bone below to secure dental implants.
A ridge augmentation helps create and preserve the natural contour of the jaw bone after a tooth extraction or tooth loss. Bone grafting material can be placed in the tooth socket or used to smooth the jaw bone ridge. For jaw bones that are thin and brittle, a ridge augmentation can build back the density and strength enough to functionally support one or more dental implants.
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
Because dental implants are made to replace all parts of natural teeth, including the tooth root, they need substantial support from the jaw bone. The primary reason patients undergo a bone grafting procedure, therefore, is to prepare their jaw for the secure placement of dental implants. Bone grafting takes either bone from your own body or from a safe donor source to both replace the lost bone and promote new bone growth. Successful bone grafting from Dr. Phan will not only help ensure your candidacy for dental implants, but improve the health and strength of your bone.