Valley Stream Bone Grafting
Bone Grafting in Valley Stream
Contemporary Dental Implant Centre is your source for Valley Stream bone grafting and implants. Because missing teeth can cause jawbone atrophy over time, it is important to replace the tooth with an implant. However, bone loss may prevent the jaw from having enough space to place bone and an implant over it, which is where bone grafting comes in. With bone grafting, we have the ability to grow bone where needed in order to sufficiently place an implant. It restores tooth functionality, esthetic appearance and provides adequate bone structure.
Implants are small titanium posts that are implanted surgically into the bone of the jaw. These small posts need a healing period of a few months in order to have enough time before placing the artificial tooth over it. Donor bone from a tissue bank or part of the patient’s own body, such as the tibia or hip or jaw, is used for the bone graft. The bone regenerates itself and fuses to the area where the implant is being placed. Valley Stream bone grafting is used to repair defects of the jaws, tumors and congenital defects. Bone can be harvested from the skull as well, and major bone grafts are done in a hospital operating room usually.
A sinus lift procedure is a type of graft that allows our doctor to enter the sinus where the upper teeth were and then lift the sinus membrane upward. Donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus and given a healing period before implants are inserted. The healing period for Valley Stream bone grafting and sinus lift procedures can take a couple of months. Sinus grafts make possible room for dental implants for patients who have no other option than to wear dentures, and can sometimes be done in a single procedure.