Bone Grafting Procedures by Expert Periodontist in Orange Park, FL
Correct Dental Bone Loss with Our Advanced Procedures
Missing a single tooth or multiple teeth causes the bone at the site to deteriorate. For those with low bone density, dental implants are a replacement option and call for bone grafting before the procedure of their installation.
A Bone Grafting procedure aims to increase the amount of jaw bone and could involve changing the shape of your dental ridge or adding a bone substitute to cover the sides of an existing dental implant.
Bone Grafting Procedures at a glance
Sinus lift (also called sinus augmentation) is used to add bone to the upper jaw at the place where one has lost their molars and premolars. Bone is added between the maxillary sinus and the jaw bone if the sinuses are too close to the jaw or if there is not enough bone to support a dental implant at the site. The procedure lifts the sinus membrane upwards, making room for the bone graft to be added to the area.
This procedure is used to repair abnormalities in the lower or upper jaw and makes it possible to place dental implants. Any jawline indentations where teeth have been lost are filled to repair deformities and to allow for implant placement.
When you undergo tooth extraction, there is minimal loss in ridge height and width. By means of a ridge preservation procedure, a bit of your ridge width and height can be preserved using a freeze-dried bone graft and a collagen membrane, which enables you to maintain the shape of your face and also provides the ability for implant placement.
To know if your condition calls for the need of a bone grafting procedure, schedule a consultation with expert periodontist Dr. Stephen Strout at his Orange Park, FL clinic.