In order to qualify for dental implants, you must have a strong healthy jaw bone with good bone density. The main reason is because implants are anchored into the jawbone. If you don’t have enough bone and you would like to get implants, you should consult with an experienced implant dentist at a quality Summit periodontics office to discuss getting bone grafting.
Bone grafting procedures make it possible for patients who don’t have the strong healthy jaw bone necessary to get teeth restorations like implants to get them done. If you’re in this situation, you owe it to yourself to see our expert periodontist at our Summit periodontics office for a bone grafting consult. Bone grafting replaces the missing bone that is needed for the procedure to take place. Bone grafting stabilizes, restores and increases the height and width of the patient’s jaw. The bone that is going to be used can come from different sources. Sources could be the patient’s own bone located in other areas of the body or from a tissue bank. There are different types of bone grafting procedures that can be done depending on the patient’s situation. Two of them are: major bone grafting & the sinus lift procedure. Major bone grafting is usually performed to replace the missing bone in jaws due to trauma, congenital defects & tumor surgery. The donor bone would usually come from the hip, the skull or the knee. A sinus lift procedure is done when the sinus wall is too thin to hold implants. An experienced oral surgeon would lift the sinus membrane up and insert and stabilize new sinus bone. After months of healing, the sinus (the roof of the upper jaw) bone would become part of the patient’s jaw. Once it is healed and it is strong enough, the dental implants could be surgically placed.
If you’re interested in bone grafting, contact our office today. One of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members at our Summit periodontics office will schedule your consultation.