Bone Grafting & Surgery in Southfield, MI
Missing teeth are not only unsightly and inconvenient, but they can also increase the speed at which bone deteriorates, leading to further tooth extractions and preventing the ability to perform implant surgery. Healthy tooth roots naturally stimulate the jaw bone keeping it strong and fit. Without this stimulation, bone tissue is often so weak that it requires bone graft surgery.
Bone Graft Surgery
Bone graft surgery helps protect your smile and maintain the normal shape of your jaw. The process consists of adding grafting material to places where tooth loss has occurred. This material increases the strength of the area and prepares it for dental implants. Dentures need enough healthy bone to be successful, and rebuilding deteriorated areas dramatically increases the chance that denture support structures will fuse.
Dential implants on the upper jaw can be challenging due to a limited amount of bone material available. A sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation, is a surgery that adds bone to the upper jaw in the space between your molars and premolars. To make room for the bone sinus membrane has to be moved upward or “lifted.” Sinus lifts are performed by specialists, such as oral maxillofacial surgeons or periodontists.