Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts in Huntington Beach
Bone loss can occur when teeth have been left missing for some time, as well as due to severe periodontal disease. In the first year after a tooth is lost, 25% of the bone where the tooth is missing is lost. This bone loss continues, and can be accelerated by untreated gum disease.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts for dental implants
If a patient is getting one or more dental implants placed, there must be a sufficient amount of bone in which to place the implants for the treatment to be successful and long-lasting. Bone grafting and sinus lift procedures are sometimes used to prepare the patient’s jaw to receive implants.
Dr. Chris Bonin takes care of all bone grafting and sinus lift procedures at Oceanic Dental. He is very experienced in both of these procedures and uses the latest proven methods to safely and effectively prepare your jaw for dental implants.
Dr. Bonin stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in bone grafting technology and uses the methods best for his patients. If you need a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure, Dr. Bonin will ensure you understand what is being done and he takes the time to answer your questions.
There are many methods of bone grafting. Materials such as human, bovine or synthetic bone tissue are placed on the bone needing augmentation. Dr. Bonin assesses which graft material will work best for the patient. He prefers to not use synthetic grafting material or bone material from the patient. The bone graft adds to the existing bone and stimulates new bone growth.
Bone grafts and Dental Implants
Bone grafts are performed using local anesthesia. Once the bone graft has fully integrated with the bone the implant can be placed. This can take about three months. If you only need a minor graft, the bone graft can be placed at the same time as placing the implant.
A sinus lift is done when the sinus is too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed.
There are various reasons for an enlarged sinus. Sinuses can become enlarged with age, and some people have inherently large sinuses. In cases where the upper back teeth have come out, sinuses tend to expand.
A sinus lift is performed by gently lifting the membrane separating the sinus from your jaw. Bone graft material is then packed into the space left by the sinus. Usually several millimeters of bone is added. Once the new bone has fully integrated with your jawbone the implant can be placed.
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