Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts in Stratford
Bone loss can occur as a result of loss or extraction of teeth, or if there has been severe gum disease. In the first year after a tooth is lost, 25% of the bone where the tooth was is reabsorbed into the body. This bone loss is continued, and can be accelerated by denture wearing and gum disease.
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
For certain procedures such as dental implants and dental bridges, it can be necessary to augment the jawbone. Bone grafting and sinus lifts are commonly used techniques for preparing a site for dental implants, as implants require sufficient bone height in order to be fully integrated for maximum support.
If your jawbone needs repairing or augmenting, Dr. Hoos will handle the procedure in our office. His experience with bone grafting and sinus lift procedures produces thorough, excellent results.
Dr. Hoos will carefully evaluate your situation and use the materials and techniques that are in your best interest. He’ll explain the procedure thoroughly before starting, answer all your questions and keep you comfortable.
A bone graft consists of human, bovine or synthetic bone tissue that is placed on the bone needing augmentation. Dr. Hoos uses demineralized freeze dried bone for grafting procedures. It is the most widely used grafting material in periodontics.
The bone graft builds up the existing jaw bone as well as stimulating the growth of new bone, making it possible for the patient to receive a dental implant.
A sinus lift is done when the upper jaw bone ridge is too thin to accept a dental implant and the implant is likely to penetrate the sinus cavity.
There are various reasons for an enlarged sinus. Sinuses can become enlarged with age or some people have naturally large sinuses. Bone loss from gum disease or missing teeth can make the upper jaw ridge too narrow and thus, too close to the sinus cavity.
A sinus lift is performed by gently packing bone graft material into the excess space in the sinus cavity. This builds up the bony ridge that supports your top teeth. Dr. Hoos meticulously plans how much to thicken the jaw bone so that the most appropriate size of implant can be secured into it. With his know-how and experience, he’ll keep the procedure conservative so that you have the least amount of discomfort.
To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.