Bone Grafts can be used to repair implant sites where there there is not enough bone structure to work with.
Major & Minor Bone Grafting
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth disintegrates or is eventually reabsorbed. People also can have lost bone structure caused by previous extractions, gum disease or trauma. Often times, this will leave people with a condition in which there is a reduced quality and quantity of bone. In these situations, most patients are not the ideal candidates for the placement of dental implants. If this occurs a bone graft can be performed to increase the chances greatly to successfully place dental implants in the future.
The technology we have today allows us to have the ability to grow bone where it is needed to place an implant. Bone grafts also allow us a chance to bring back functionality and the aesthetic appearance of your bone ridge.
There are many methods of preforming a bone graft procedure and different materials that can be used based on your specific needs. At your pre-operative consultation appointment everything will be discussed with Dr. Reisman to ensure the best possible results.