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Major and 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.

We now 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 the functionality and aesthetic appearance. The bone graft procedures are referred to as:

Sinus lift procedure
This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor, allowing implants to be placed in the back part of the upper jaw.

Ridge-augmentation
In severe cases the ridge has been reabsorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase the ridge height and/or width.

Dr. Sreeni has invested in a HARVEST machine which enables the collection of PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) from your own blood. This PRP when mixed with bone graft material, increases the quality and quantity of bone into which an implant can be placed. The PRP also decreases the healing time. This harvesting of PRP can be done in the office at the same time as your implant/bone grafting visit.

Nerve-repositioning
The inferior aveolar nerve, which gives feeling to the lower lip and chin, may need to be moved in order to make room for placement of dental implants to the lower jaw.
These procedures may be performed separately or together, depending upon the individual’s condition. There are several areas of the body which are suitable for attaining bone grafts. In the maxillofacial region, bone grafts can be taken from inside the mouth, in the area of the chin or third molar region or in the upper jaw behind the last tooth. In more extensive situations, a greater quantity of bone can be attained from the hip or the outer aspect of the tibia at the knee.

These surgeries are generally performed in the office surgical suite under IV sedation or general anesthesia. After discharge, bed rest is recommended for one day and limited physical activity for one week.

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Bone Grafting

There are many procedures

  1. Dental Implants
  2. Wisdom Teeth
  3. Bone Grafting
  4. Oral Pathology
  5. Orthognathic Surgery
  6. Facial Trauma
  7. TMJ Disorders
  8. Sleep Apnea
  9. Cosmetic Surgery