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Bone grafting is an advanced oral surgery procedure performed to increase the height or width of the jaw bone. It is often a necessary treatment when patients are undergoing dental implant placement but do not have enough bone for the implant to integrate and create a strong base for the restoration. Patients who have been missing a tooth or multiple teeth are prone to bone loss and are likely candidates for a bone graft. At Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, our oral surgeons meet with you for a consultation to determine if a bone graft is a next step in maintaining your smile.
Our welcoming office staff is happy to help you in scheduling your consultation to discuss your treatment options. Drs. Cassidy, Pieper, and Wilcox will work with you to decide if a bone grafting procedure and the insertion of dental implants are the correct procedures for restoring your oral health.
Bone Grafting Procedure
There are many types of bone grafting, and your oral health condition and restoration goals will determine which procedure is right for you. By completing an initial consultation with one of our oral surgeons, we can assess the height and width of the bone and make a recommendation for treatment. Below are some of the bone grafting options our practice offers.
Socket preservation prevents rapid bone loss by placing a bone graft directly into the tooth socket after a tooth extraction. Once healed, the bone graft provides a sturdy foundation for the surgeon to place a dental implant. If a tooth is extracted and not replaced quickly, the missing tooth site is prone to bone loss, which can make restoration difficult in the future.
Sinus lift procedures are commonly performed when patients lose teeth in the upper back of the mouth, near the sinuses. The sinuses are large air-filled cavities above the back molars, and the bone that separates them from the mouth is often very thin. By carefully lifting the sinus floor and placing a bone graft, oral surgeons can maximize the available bone for dental implants.
Ridge expansion procedures enlarge the height and width of the upper and lower alveolar bone ridges for the placement of dental implants. The alveolar bone ridges are the bones that support the roots of the upper and lower teeth.
Major bone grafting restores a significant amount of bone in your jaw or face. Our oral surgeons may perform major bone grafting following a facial trauma, facial tumor, birth defect, or periodontal disease (gum infection).
The bone that is used in the above procedure may come from another area of the jaw or the body, such as the hip. Bone graft substitutes are also available when we cannot harvest the patient’s natural bone.
Bone Grafting in Cincinnati, OH
Our oral surgeons have years of experience performing bone grafting treatments at our three practice locations throughout the Cincinnati metro area. Our office staff will assist you with scheduling your initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We look forward to restoring your smile and oral health at Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery.