Bone Augmentation Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
For any dental implant to become a success it is important to have adequate bone support. Your jaw may not have adequate bone due to loss of tooth from gum disease, trauma or even a development disorder. In such a case, bone has to be added to your existing jaw before implant placement.
Bone grafting is a collective term used to depict a number of procedures that can be employed to “build” bone for proper implant anchorage. The type of bone augmentation most suitable for you is decided after a thorough evaluation of the bone. The location, number of implants and type to be used is decided after the evaluation.
Building Up Bone for Several Implants Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
There may be cases where a lot of teeth are missing. If several implants need to be placed a greater quantity of bone grafting is required. Artificial bone or autogenous bone can be used for bone augmentation
Sinus Lift (or elevation) Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
Sinus augmentation or sinus lift is thought of in cases where the back portion of the upper jaw is deficient in bone. Through this procedure, the height of the upper jaw is increased by addition of bone graft material within your maxillary sinus (the air-filled cavity above your jaw on both sides of the nose).
Ridge Expansion Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
A ridge expansion is a bone grafting procedure in which the aim is to widen the jaw bone for it to become proper enough to receive a dental implant. For this procedure, our team is equipped with unique ostetomes that cut open the jaw right from the top so that the graft material can be inserted into the space created.
Distraction Osteogenesis Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
Initially, this procedure was done to lengthen the bones in patients who had abnormally undersized legs.
Distraction osteogenesis can increase the jaw bone height making it look taller. As a matter of fact, the procedure is becoming popular as the bone can be lengthened in any said direction.
Socket Grafting Beverly Hills Oral Surgery
The bone that forms the tooth socket starts disintegrating once the tooth is pulled out. If the socket is kept empty after loss of tooth, there is rapid bone loss that can prevent the future placement of a dental implant. Therefore, it is critical to remake the tooth socket as far as aesthetics and dental health is concerned.
Socket grafting involves the preserving or restructuring of the socket bone so that future implant placement or restoration with a bridge can be carried out without any hassles. When you are going for the extraction of your tooth and you are not very sure if you would go for implant placement on a later date, you can think of socket grafting still as it reduces the bone shrinkage rate. Later if you ever change your mind, you can always opt for implant placement without the need of bone grafting.