Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

A strong jawbone is crucial for dental well-being. When teeth are extracted and not properly replaced, the jawbone may deteriorate, a process known as resorption. The roots of teeth are instrumental in promoting the growth of healthy bone tissue.

Bone grafting techniques offer a solution by inserting bone material into the compromised area of the jaw. This not only counteracts resorption but also readies the site for a future dental implant. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who lack the necessary bone density to securely anchor an implant.

Socket Preservation

For those having a single tooth removed, a specialized bone graft, often termed a socket preservation graft, is commonly used to prepare the site for a subsequent implant. This graft material fills the vacant tooth socket, preventing additional bone loss as the extraction site heals. Once the area is healed, the newly formed bone serves as a stable foundation for the implant.

Bone Grafting with Implants

Bone grafting is frequently employed in conjunction with implant procedures to minimize the risk of complications like peri-implantitis. This is standard practice whether the implant is inserted immediately following tooth extraction or at a later date where a tooth is missing.

Sinus Lift

Sinus lift surgeries involve adding bone material to the upper jaw, particularly around the back teeth, known as molars and premolars. The bone in this region is often thin and serves as a barrier between the oral cavity and the sinus cavities. A sinus lift aims to increase the bone density in this area, ensuring that dental implants do not interfere with the sinus membrane. During the procedure, the sinus floor is gently elevated, and a bone graft is inserted into the newly created space, providing a robust base for the implant. Since the sinus membrane is only lifted and not removed, recovery is typically swift.

Accelerate Healing With PRP and PRF

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are specialized blood derivatives containing a high concentration of platelets. Surgical areas can be treated directly with these products, delivering three to five times the number of platelets found in a standard blood sample. This encourages the growth of bone and gum tissue, expediting the healing process and making recovery more comfortable for the patient.

Why Utilize Platelet-Rich Fibrin?

PRF is a distinctive treatment option that enhances the body’s innate healing mechanisms. Platelets in the blood facilitate clotting and release growth factors, which speed up natural healing. By saturating the surgical site with a high concentration of platelets, the healing process is accelerated. 
Patients who opt for PRF during their procedure can expect several advantages, such as:

– A safer procedure: Utilizing the patient’s own blood minimizes the use of foreign substances.

– Cost-effectiveness: Using the patient’s blood reduces the financial burden associated with donor materials.
– Convenience: PRF can be harvested at the same time as IV placement for sedation.
– Quicker recovery: Elevated levels of platelets and leukocytes contribute to faster tissue and bone healing, an attractive option for those with busy lifestyles. 

During the initial consultation, all treatment options, including the use of PRF, will be discussed. Patients are encouraged to ask questions to make well-informed decisions regarding their oral health. 

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