Dental Implant Bone Grafting Scottsdale, AZ
Managing Jaw Bone Loss
Bone loss in the jawbone occurs just like any other body part. Dr. Sheth recommends tooth extractions for a variety of reasons such as trauma, tooth decay, or gum disease, and if we don’t take the appropriate steps during the extraction, the bone can be left in a condition of poor quality and quantity.
Over a very short period of time, which can range from as little as three months to just over a year, the jawbone will shrink and dissolve when a tooth does not stimulate it. In some cases, the bone loss that occurs can be greater than 40 percent in the first year.
With advances in today’s technology, we can regrow bone in areas where we need it with dental implant bone grafting. When the bone is regrown, and a new foundation placed, it gives Dr. Sheth the ability to place dental implants of the appropriate size and allows him to restore the patient back to functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Ways We Treat Bone Loss and Prepare for Dental Implants
Extraction Bone Graft
Socket preservation, or an extraction dental bone graft, is a cost-effective and minimally invasive dental procedure that Dr. Sheth utilizes when a tooth is removed. He fills the void and space left by the extraction with bone grafting material during the procedure.
The socket preservation is allowed to heal, and four to twelve weeks later, a dental implant can be placed in the newly formed bone.
The jawbone is the foundation that supports the dental implant, so there must be enough healthy bone present for the procedure. The solution when there is inadequate bone in this area is called a sinus lift or a sinus graft.
Dr. Sheth enters the sinus cavity painlessly from inside of the mouth and places bone within it. In some cases, he can place dental implants at the same time he performs the sinus lift or graft. After several months of healing, the bone is now part of the patient’s own jawbone, and Dr. Sheth can restore the dental implants with teeth.
The sinus graft or lift can be an excellent solution for denture wearers who have been without teeth for a significant period of time and may not have an adequate amount of bone for dental implants.
Bony Ridge Modification
Ridge modification is a fancy way of saying jawbone reconstruction. In simple terms, we are modifying or reconstructing the jawbone, or area of the jawbone that we are looking to place implants or dental prosthetics.
When bone loss occurs from tooth loss, periodontal disease, trauma, injury, denture wearing, or even developmental problems, it can leave the jawbone with insufficient structure for dental implants. It can also lead to indentations or result in a sunken appearance, making you look older than you are.
The defective areas can be filled or reconstructed with bone graft materials, which can help regenerate the bone so that Dr. Sheth can place dental implants.
Patient biologics refers to the process of using the patient’s own growth factors and blood products to stimulate the healing process. There are remarkable cells that are present in our blood that Woman in dental chair smiling for oral surgery procedure in 85254allow for excellent healing and regeneration.
The techniques that Dr. Sheth uses in applying IV sedation allow him to simply and painlessly draw blood, and then he can unlock the incredible healing potential and use that in conjunction with the patient’s procedure.
The benefits of Dr. Sheth using patient biologics include:
- Faster wound healing
- Shorter downtime
- Less pain and swelling
- Increased quality of regenerative cells and better results of grafting procedures
Speak With Dr. Sheth About Bone Grafting
He focuses his scope of practice on comprehensive restorative dentistry with a strong focus on IV sedation, extractions, dental implants, dentures, bone reconstruction, and immediate teeth in a day dental services. Dr. Sheth has been routinely removing wisdom teeth from simple cases, to complex extractions.