Dental bone grafts refer to the procedure of building up the bone. Sometimes when a dental implant is placed, it is necessary to build up the bone in the area to ensure success. Dental bone grafting is a common procedure in dentistry, and it is used quite a bit for dental implants and in periodontal procedures around natural teeth. In order to do bone grafting, a source of bone is needed to place in the site. It is very safe and very useful in our work to help patients.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient’s own body, an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute.
Bone graft material is safe, and the procedure is highly effective. It should be noted that the grafted material completely vanishes in less than a year as it becomes replaced by your body’s own bone structure. Dental bone grafts along with this bone material have been used in modern periodontics for over 30 years and in millions of cases.
Sinus lifting is a procedure performed by an oral surgeon or specialist. The procedure is designed to augment or “lift” bone height at the top of the jaw. This increase of bone mass enhances the ability of a dentist to install dental implants in an individual whose loss of teeth, or facial bone structure does not allow enough space for such implants.
In most cases, the sinus lift procedure will be performed prior to a dental implant, but in some cases, both procedures may be performed at the same time. At its most basic description, a sinus lift adds bone to the upper jaw bone in the molar or premolar areas in order to make it thicker. Such procedures have been performed successfully for over a decade.
Patients with inadequate bone due to periodontal disease may not qualify for the placement of dental implants. Sinus lifts can provide such patients with adequate bone in the upper jaw for the placement of dental implants.