Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting
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Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting

Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting

Bone loss occurs when teeth have been missing for a long time. This happens because the roots of your teeth usually stimulate new bone growth in the jaw by chewing. Your bones are continually operating to produce and reabsorb bone. If the teeth are absent, the roots are also missing, and the bone will degenerate over time without anything to encourage new growth. Other conditions that cause bone loss include severe periodontal disease, facial trauma, tumors, and more. Dental implants are recognized as a whole tooth replacement solution because they replace the root of the tooth and the crown. This makes them an excellent solution for patients needing a replacement tooth while preserving oral bone strength. In some cases, bone loss is so severe that a dental implant cannot be done. For these patients, a bone grafting method can reconstruct the bone and improve the patient’s readiness for a dental implant procedure. Bone grafting can also be used to treat facial trauma injuries, tooth removal, and other oral and maxillofacial conditions.

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Types of Bone Grafting

By using a solution of granulated bone material to the area(s) where more bone is needed, a bone graft can reconstruct the bone that has been lost. This bone material can come from either a donor or a part of your body. The area of the missing bone, overall treatment program, and other factors will define the proper bone grafting procedure for you. Regular bone grafting methods include:
  • Sinus lifts. Granulated bone material is attached to the upper jaw and sinus cavity, located behind the cheekbones. This is a standard bone grafting procedure for dental implant patients who need the implant to be set in the upper jaw.
  • Socket preservation. To prevent bone loss after an extraction, a bone graft can be performed immediately after removing a tooth.
  • Ridge expansion. The alveolar ridge is the bone that surrounds your upper and lower teeth. A ridge expansion can expand the height and/or width.
  • Major bone grafting. Major bone grafting adds a significant amount of bone that must be restored or replaced. Patients with severe bone loss due to facial trauma, periodontal disease, a facial tumor, or congenital disability may require this comprehensive bone graft.
  • Nerve repositioning. If a dental implant near the alveolar nerve needs to be replaced, the nerve may need to be repositioned to avoid damage. This high-risk method should only be used as a last option.
Types of Bone Grafting
Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft Tissue Grafts

Along with an adequate amount of bone, a successful dental implant needs the ideal quality and quantity of gum tissue. When the gum tissue is not strong, or there is not enough, a soft tissue graft can be done. This will strengthen the healthy tissue that surrounds the dental implant. Soft tissue for grafting is typically obtained from another part of your mouth, like the palate, but it can also be obtained from a tissue bank.

Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting

Bone and soft tissue grafting help many patients become great dental implant candidates. They can also be used for other oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, such as facial trauma or tooth uprooting. Please give us a call if you are interested in bone or soft tissue grafting, dental implant placement, or any other oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment. We look forward to meeting you at Thousand Oaks Oral Surgery.
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