Bone Grafts Create a Stronger Foundation for Your Dental Implant
When you lose a tooth, it is important to know that you will also lose a portion of your jaw bone as well. Because bone loss limits the ability to place dental implants
, we offer bone grafting procedures to replace the bone you have lost.
Restoration and Preservation of Your Natural Smile
When a tooth is removed, it is likely that the jaw bone directly underneath where the tooth once was will begin to deteriorate. The socket will begin to shrink, and the size of the bone’s height and width will change. As a result of this bone loss, many patients develop slight indentations, causing a different contour of the gums.
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that helps restore and recreate the contour of the gums for a more natural appearance. It also is a very important procedure when placing an implant in an area that has suffered bone deteriorated—if the bone tissue has eroded a substantial amount, and there is not enough to secure a dental implant, the application of a dental implant may not be doable.
Prepare for Implant Placement in the Upper Jaw
If you have lost teeth in the upper areas of the jaw (premolar or molar areas), and wish to replace them with dental implants, you may need a sinus augmentation, or a “sinus lift.”
A sinus lift
, much like a ridge augmentation, expands the amount of bone present, so that inserting a dental implant is possible. The procedure raises the floor of the sinus cavity to create space for additional bone, and usually takes around four to nine months to completely heal.
Learn more about the procedures for bone grafting in Virginia Beach, VA by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Cavallari today! 757-412-0235