Oral Surgery Options in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Sheth has spent countless hours training with some of the top educators in the dental field on various aspects of oral surgery. At Scottsdale Dental Solutions, you will find that in addition to providing procedures such as tooth extractions and dental implants, your Scottsdale dentist is also able to offer many other extensive surgical services that allow him to treat even the most complex cases with the best outcome.
Successfully Managing Bone Loss in 85254
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 it’s not stimulated by a tooth. The bone loss that occurs can in some cases 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. 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.
Extraction Bone Graft
Socket preservation, or an extraction 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 graft 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 in Scottsdale, AZ
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 allow 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
Contact Our Scottsdale Dentist Office to Learn More
If you’ve been living with missing teeth, an ill-fitting denture, or perhaps you’ve been told that you’re not a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Sheth would love to speak with you about the possibilities for your smile. Contact our Scottsdale, AZ dental office today for more information.