Have you been told that you’re not a candidate for dental implants? Missing teeth can cause bone deterioration and decrease the solid foundation needed for successful implant placement.
Sinus grafts and bone grafts assist in improving bone structure prior to implant placement. These procedures can change your eligibility for implants by restoring bone to secure your implants and provide a firm foundation for your replacement teeth.
Personally, I use modern technology, including digital radiography and cone beam scanning, to determine jawbone density. If yours is lacking sufficient mass, I may suggest a sinus graft or bone graft. Here’s an overview of both procedures:
Sinus Grafts: This procedure improves bone in the area above the upper back teeth. I’ll lift the floor of the sinus cavity and place a collage membrane underneath. The bone that forms following the grafting process is oftentimes stronger than natural bone, which makes a sinus graft an optimal procedure to ensure a solid foundation for implant placement. Depending on your unique situation, I may insert your implants when I perform your sinus graft, or wait until the newly grafted bone heals.
Bone Grafts: I can perform a bone graft in any area of the mouth where bone mass has deteriorated. This surgical procedure involves accessing the bone through the gums and inserting supplemental tissue. As with a sinus graft, I’m often able to place implants immediately. If the bone graft area is large, however, I prefer to wait until the tissue heals.
To perform sinus and bone grafts, I can use your own bone tissue, donor bone, or synthetic substitutes. I’ll explain the benefits of each option and work with you to decide the optimal choice for your individual situation. At my Dental Implant Center, patient safety is a top priority. Rest assured that the donor bone tissue that I use comes from a federally regulated tissue bank and has been treated to remove all blood products.
I want to make your smile the best that it can be. Reserve your appointment today at Dental Implant Center, a North Dallas leader in implant dentistry.