When people have one or more missing teeth, they will want to replace those teeth with gold standard dental implants. For those who have had missing teeth for a long period of time, however, they may experience jawbone density and volume loss in the areas where they have missing teeth. Those with jawbone density loss will need to get treated with bone grafting in Omaha, NE, so their dental implants have a strong and sturdy foundation to be placed on.
Luckily, there is a variety of bone grafting procedures patients can get treated with, based on each patient’s specific case, so they can successfully get the dental implants they need and deserve. Here is more on the types of bone grafting procedures patients can get treated with to restore their jawbone density and volume.
What Types Of Bone Grafting Procedures Can I Get Treated With?
Bone grafting in Omaha, NE is a procedure that uses bone graft material to restore lost jawbone density and volume due to tooth loss. With bone grafting procedures, patients will be able to restore their jawbone so that they have enough jawbone density and volume to support their dental implants. Depending on each patient’s specific needs, they can be treated with the following bone grafting treatments:
After a tooth has been extracted, the oral surgeon can immediately preserve the jawbone with socket/ ridge preservation by packing the socket with bone grafting material. This ensures the patients jawbone stays healthy and it makes them a candidate for dental implants in the future.
Onlay Bone Graft:
When bone loss has affected the patients jaw, certain areas of their jaw will have less volume than others. With an onlay bone grafting treatment, the oral surgeon can take bone material from the patient’s own body and add it to areas of their jaw that is lacking bone density. This will bring the patients jawbone to proper volume.
An advanced type of bone grafting treatment, a sinus lift is used to add bone material to the area above the patient’s upper molars. A sinus lift is best performed by an oral surgeon because of the difficultly and sensitivity in lifting the sinus cavity to place bone grafting material on.
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP):
Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) is used during bone grafting procedures to regenerate new bone growth in the jawbone. BMP helps accelerate healing of the bone for the future placement of dental implants.
Plasma Rich Growth Factors (PRGF):
Plasma Rich Growth Factors (PRGF) are found in the patient’s own blood and are used during surgery. PRGF is added to the treatment site to accelerate healing and regenerate tissue and bone.
Come To Our Office So We Can Treat You With Bone Grafting
Ready to restore the volume and density of your jawbone so you can get treated with dental implants? Our exceptional oral surgeon uses the latest techniques and technologies to give patients the state-of-the-art bone grafting procedure they need and deserve.
Don’t hesitate to restore your smile with us. Get in contact with Dr. John Wewel, Dr. Jerome M. Wees, Dr. Benjamin J. Anderson, Dr. Jason R. May, and our quality team at our Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants office to schedule an appointment today!