Dentist in East Massapequa
East Massapequa Dentist
Bone grafting is a procedure where extra bone is grafted onto an area where there is inadequate bone structure to complete a dental procedure. This procedure is commonly done in cases where dental implants are needed. At Contemporary Dental Implant Centre, our dentist in East Massapequa can perform reconstructive surgeries such as bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Missing teeth can end up warping the jawbone over the course of time. The jawbone itself can be atrophied or reabsorbed, which leaves less bone, if any, for placing a dental implant in place of the missing tooth. Bone grafting is the solution to this problem. With a bone grafting procedure, our dentist in East Massapequa can obtain bone from either the patient or from a tissue bank. If the bone is taken from the patient, it can be harvested from usually the jaw, hip, or below the knee. Bone grafts are performed with the purpose of repairing any defects in the jaws. Most bone grafting procedures are usually done in an operating room by our oral surgeon followed by a short stay in the hospital.
Besides bone grafting, our dentist in East Massapequa also performs sinus lift grafts. This procedure involves the sinus membrane being lifted upward in order for donor bone to be inserted into the sinus floor. Sinus lifts are ideal for candidates who have very thin sinus walls and need dental implants. After being grafted, the bone eventually becomes part of the jaw and the implants can then be inserted. Another type of bone grafting in New Milford is called the ridge expansion. In this procedure, the jaw ridge is too thin and a bone graft is needed to increase the height or width of the ridge. For more information on our bone grafting procedures, call Contemporary Dental Implant Centre today.