Your teeth play a critical role in maintaining the health and strength of your jawbone. Without teeth, the bone atrophies, or shrinks, losing volume and density that can affect remaining teeth and even the outward appearance of your face. Bone cannot regrow itself, so we rebuild the correct volume through bone grafting. The bridge between tooth loss and new teeth (like dental implants), bone grafting can restore volume and height to any part of your jaw no matter how many teeth you’re missing or for how long. As oral surgeons, we’re experts in innovative bone grafting techniques and can handle even the most complex situations involving trauma, cancer, or disease. Regardless of your current condition, you can experience a new life with permanent dental implants, and bone grafting is your first step in your journey back to a functioning smile. This procedure, along with implant placement, can be completed right here at our Peabody, MA office.
Bone grafting refers to taking bone from a part of the body or a donor source and using it to rebuild volume to the jawbone. For severe bone loss, we can use hip grafts to restore bone without having to use donor materials. In all bone grafting, we use advanced healing techniques to ensure optimal success.
Ridge augmentation restores the natural bone contours of an entire jaw ridge after trauma, infection, or disease or to repair abnormalities caused by congenital defects. Restoring volume to an entire jaw ridge also improves the appearance of the face by naturally filling out the cheeks.
A sinus lift restores bone to the upper back part of the jaw. Atrophy in this area leaves the bone too thin to secure dental implants without damaging the sinus membrane above. Bone grafting material is placed beneath the membrane to rebuild the necessary height of the bone.
Plasma rich growth factors are naturally found in your own blood. We take a sample of your blood and use it to extract highly concentrated growth factors. These are placed at the bone grafting site to aid in healing and accelerate the recovery period.
After successful bone grafting treatment, you’re one step closer to a new smile with dental implants. While you may only need one tooth replaced, patients with many or all failing or missing teeth will notice the most significant transformation through dental implants. Permanent, natural, and attractive, dental implants are the closest thing to your original teeth and, therefore, are the most ideal tooth replacement.
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