Dental Bone Grafting
The jawbone can decline significantly in areas with missing teeth, leading to poor quality and quantity of bone, which is unsuitable for procedures for dental implants. In these situations, patients may require dental bone grafting to rebuild the jawbone and make it suitable for dental implants. Bone grafting for dental implants is a routine procedure that is often required for the placement of dental implants.
There are two types of bone graft procedures described as follows:
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants with the Sinus lift procedure
Bone grafting for dental implants in the upper jaw sometimes involves the maxillary sinus. This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane in the back area of the upper jaw and placing the bone graft on the sinus floor. Dental implants can then be successfully mounted in the newly stable bone. Patients often see a significant improvement in their chewing capacity within 2-6 months after this dental bone grafting procedure.
Bone loss in areas of missing teeth can be very severe and often there is not enough solid bone to support a dental implant. A dental bone grafting procedure to these areas is usually performed to rebuild the foundation of the bone. There are several sources for the dental bone grafting material and we will advise you on your options depending on your specific needs.
For more information about dental implants, procedures for dental implants, or bone grafting for dental implants, please feel free to contact us at (212) 988-6725 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen.