Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts
Bone Grafting and Sinus lifts are two different procedures that both involves adding extra bone so that teeth implants can be placed.
Jaw Bone Grafting
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants.
In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Bone grafting can restore potential implant sites when inadequate bone structure exists.
Sinus Lift Procedure
The maxillary sinuses are air spaces in the jaw above the upper back teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them.
In order for an implant to be successful, adequate supporting bone is required. If the sinuses are large, the height of bone will not be adequate and implants cannot be placed.
The solution to this problem is a sinus graft or sinus lift graft. The sinus membrane is lifted upward and grafting bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw, and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.
The sinus graft makes it possible for dental implants to be placed when there is no other option other than wearing dentures.
Our experienced team is here to answer your questions and guide you through the oral surgery process.
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