In the past, when tooth extractions, gum disease or injury compromised the structure of your jawbone, you were not a candidate for dental implants. There simply wasn’t enough bone to support an implant.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives us the opportunity to place implants that are the proper length and width for your jawbone and restore the functionality and appearance of your mouth.
We use bone grafting to repair dental implant sites with inadequate bone structure and other defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of tooth extractions, traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.
Traditionally, bone grafts require bone to be harvested from the patient’s own hip, skull, knee or chin. This additional surgery can increase post-operative pain, extend the length of recovery and risk loss of sensation in the area where the bone is removed.
At The Periodontal Specialists, we use only donor bone block for our bone grafting procedures. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, and the use of donor bone has minimized complications and proven extremely safe and effective. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and is strong enough to provide a foundation for dental implants.
We work collaboratively with your dentist to craft comprehensive, personalized treatment options that give you the best chance of achieving long-lasting, natural looking results.
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Our structured referral plan defines, in advance, the working relationship between your dentists and us. It ensures you have treatment options that make the best of your situation and excellent continuity of care. • Learn more