Building A Strong Foundation

Bone Grafting in Colorado

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to restore the structure, strength, and density of your jaw bone. This is typically performed in cases where bone is congenitally missing (such as a cleft) or the jaw bone has become weakened or deteriorated due to injury, disease, or tooth loss, and is not able to support dental implants or provide adequate support for the teeth. The grafting can restore jaw structure and augment potential implant sites that currently have inadequate bone volume.

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What are Sinus Lifts?

Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses, and when these teeth are removed, there is just a thin wall of bone separating the sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

The solution is a sinus graft or sinus lift graft. Your AMOS surgeon will enter the sinus in the area where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus.

The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option other than wearing loose dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is nerve repositioning?

Nerve repositioning is a surgical technique that involves the relocation or realignment of nerves in the jaw area. This procedure is sometimes necessary in conjunction with jaw bone grafting in an effort to create space to place implants without damaging the nerves.

What is socket preservation?

Socket, or ridge preservation is the placement of a bone graft into the socket, after a tooth has been extracted. This is typically done to help maintain enough bone volume to eventually place a dental implant and replace the missing tooth.

Why might I need bone grafting?

Bone grafting can help you to rebuild and strengthen the jaw, ensuring proper function and stability for future dental treatments.