Teeth play an important role in maintaining the health and volume of the jaw bone. When teeth are lost, the bone begins a resorption process, shrinking in height and width. Often extensive bone loss can result in the impossibility of an implant being placed without a bone graft, along with the loss of natural facial contours and structure. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure completed by our experienced Van Nuys, CA implant dentists and oral surgeon, who have advanced training in dental implants and the reconstruction of soft and hard tissue, including bone grafting. We are experienced and skilled in a variety of grafting procedures and offer bone grafting, including sinus lift and ridge augmentation procedures. By integrating plasma rich growth factors into our treatments, we can safely and predictably restore bone density to the jaw, greatly accelerate healing after bone grafting, and successfully pave the way for dental implants!
Bone lost as a result of missing teeth needs to be rebuilt in order to support a dental implant. A bone grafting procedure takes bone from a donor source or another area of your body and places it in areas where natural jaw bone has resorbed. By regenerating new bone from the graft, proper density and strength are rebuilt to accommodate one or more implants, along with restoring the natural contours of the face.
Bone loss that occurs in the upper back portion of the jaw can lead to an enlargement of the sinus cavity. As bone resorbs and this cavity sinks, the height and density of the bone are no longer able to support a dental implant. During a sinus lift, bone material is placed beneath the sinus cavity, pushing upwards so that proper bone height and density can be reestablished beneath.
Most commonly, bone grafting occurs to create a strong foundation for dental implants. As the only permanent replacement for missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement option for many people. If extensive tooth loss has made the jaw bone too weak and thin, bone grafting rebuilds the proper volume of bone back into the jaw to ensure long-term dental implant stability. All procedures related to grafting and dental implants can be completed in the convenience of our Van Nuys, CA office under the guidance of dental specialists to ensure the predictability and long-term benefits of your treatment.