Bone Grafting Treatments to Improve Your Oral Health
Bone loss is an unfortunate symptom of advanced gum disease. Bone loss can contribute to tooth loss, changes in facial appearance, and a sagging sinus membrane. Fortunately, we have treatments available to augment bone density levels and correct the impact of bone loss.
Bone grafting is a transfer of bone from one part of the body, such as the chin, to another. For patients without sufficient donor tissue, bone banks provide an alternate source for bone. Donor tissue is positioned and then anchored in place with titanium screws, allowing the bone to integrate over time.
When bone loss has occurred in the area of the upper back teeth, it can affect the position of the sinus membrane. In this case, your sinus membrane will be lifted into its proper position and bone grafting will be performed to reinforce the sinus membrane. This treatment, also known as a sinus lift/augmentation, is common before dental implant procedures.