Sinus Grafting / Bone
When there is inadequate quality and quantity of bone material surrounding either the implant location or the surviving roots, bone grafting is required. Natural bone reduction happens over time, which is why implants should be inserted as soon as possible following extraction.
What factors contribute to bone loss?
When a tooth is lost or removed, a significant piece of the bone that originally surrounded the remaining root section could be lost. Such loss, known as ‘bone resorption,’ can be especially fast in the first few months. Although the pace and quantity of bone resorption vary greatly across individuals, it will always occur to some level unless special precautions are taken to mitigate its consequences. The easiest way to reduce bone loss following an extraction is to insert the implant immediately (assuming no infection exists) or within the first few months.
When one or both jawbones are too weak to accommodate implants safely, bone grafting is used to strengthen them. This is usually the result of periodontal disease, missing teeth, surgery, or trauma. Our expert removes a small piece of bone from another place of your body to transplant to the jawbone to encourage regeneration. (Synthetic bone or a sample from a bone bank can alternatively be used.) Over the course of a few months, the bones fuse, providing enough strength to safely position implants with a wonderful long-term outlook. In rare circumstances, we may be able to do the bone graft while also placing implants.
The maxillary sinuses, which are placed directly behind the cheeks, are one of the difficulties in placing implants in the upper jaw. They resemble tiny spaces that are isolated from the mouth by a thin sinus wall. Some of the upper teeth’ roots extend into these sinuses. If they are removed, the sinus wall may not be robust enough to absorb new implants. In a sinus graft, also known as a sinus lift, our specialists inject a little piece of donor’s bone to strengthen the membrane, giving it the integrity needed to safely install implants. In rare circumstances, a sinus lift may be done along with implant insertion.
Bone & Sinus Grafting Benefits
Our bone grafting technique allows us to put optimal implants by stimulating the regeneration of jawbone loss caused by periodontal disease or prolonged denture usage. When the maxillary sinuses are narrow or weak, a reinforcing sinus graft strengthens them enough to receive upper jaw implants. Both surgeries are performed by specialists who have years of cumulative expertise performing these life-changing procedures.