Bone Grafting And Sinus Lifts
Restore Candidacy for Dental Implants
Once a tooth is lost or extracted, the supportive underlying bone will begin to deteriorate. This can make it difficult to qualify for dental implants. If you have been told that you have insufficient tissue to receive dental implants, Dr. Chetan Patil can perform a bone graft or sinus lift to restore your eligibility.
Grafted Bone Functions Just
Like Natural Tissue
Like Natural Tissue
Bone grafting can help prepare your jaws for implants. Sometimes, besides a bone graft, a sinus lift needs to be involved in the dental implant procedure.
Bone grafting creates a stable foundation for dental implants—the best way to replace missing teeth.
Protect your smile
Placing a bone graft after a tooth extraction can prevent tissue loss in your jaw, effectively maintaining your oral health.
Higher Success Rates
Several studies have shown that implants placed in grafted tissue have a similar success rate to those placed in natural tissue.
How Dose Grafting Prepare The Jaw For An Implant?
Implants Placed In Grafted Bone Are Highly Successful
How Does Implant Placement Work?
Before recommending a bone graft, Dr. Patil will thoroughly assess your oral health and use a 3-D scanner to evaluate the condition of your teeth and jaw. Dr. Patil’s extensive surgical experience allows him to determine which procedures are necessary and to determine what is required to produce the optimal outcome. A bone graft builds up both bone mass and density. Bone grafts may be either harvested from your own body or use donor tissue or synthetic materials. Anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once the graft and substances to promote bone growth are placed in your jaw and secured, Dr. Patil will close the surgical site with a membrane and sutures. After your procedure, Dr. Patil may prescribe medication for pain relief and antibiotics to aid in your recovery.
The membrane that separates your sinus cavity from your jaw is pushed upward to allow more space between your upper molars and the area behind your cheekbones. Bone tissue is then inserted between your jaw and sinus membrane to allow adequate spacing and to promote healthy growth. The new bone tissue is created in six to nine months, after which a dental implant post may be secured.
If you would like to receive dental implants to replace missing teeth but have been told that you are not a candidate for the procedure due to insufficient jawbone tissue, you may want to consider a preparatory procedure such as a bone graft or a sinus lift to restore your candidacy.
When Can I Receive
Because patients heal at different rates, healing from bone grafting or sinus lifts may take anywhere from six to nine months. Dr. Patil will carefully evaluate your progress throughout this period. When there is a sufficient volume of healthy bone to support an implant, your dental implant procedure can proceed.