Major & Minor Bone Grafting
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Major Bone Grafting
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.
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Eisin Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Patient Review by Sarah Y
I was quite nervous about my appointment for an extraction and graft. I read the reviews and bios and researched heavily before making a choice for a Periodontist in the area. Dr. E is also a veteran and that was part of my deciding factor along with her other credentials. The front office team was fabulous organizing insurance, payment and working me in. Dr. and assistant were kind and took time to explain each step of my procedure. I was kept very comfortable throughout. I'm not needle phobic--just pain/surprise phobic--I have anxiety and a vivid imagination! So they kept me nice and numb and talked through each change of tool, its sound, etc. I was never in pain during the procedure and post procedure, with only OTC pain medication, I am in zero pain due in large part I believe to the methods Dr. E utilizes compared to experiences other friends have had with similar with other Drs. This was by far the most serious dental procedure I've ever had--but it was the best dental experience I've had. I even got a follow up call when the office was closed by the Dr. 10/10 recommend Dr. E and team for your perio needs. Thank you team!
- Sarah Y