Bone Grafting Restores Shape to Your Smile
Most commonly caused by missing teeth, jaw bone loss can affect your appearance, oral health and candidacy for dental implants. Jaw bone deterioration, which causes a sunken-in or aged appearance over time, usually happens when lost teeth no longer stimulate the bone. The longer you are without teeth, the more bone is lost. In the past, dentures or bridges were temporary solutions for missing teeth, but they fail to address the true underlying cause of changing facial features. Now that modern dentistry has solutions like dental implants, we offer bone grafting in South Miami, FL to restore shape to your smile and prepare your mouth for the only permanent tooth replacement solution.
Do You Need Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is not right for every patient, so whether you need the treatment will be determined following an evaluation with Dr. Jorge Ramirez. In general, there are several indications that this treatment may be right for you:
- The bone is not tall enough
- The bone is not wide enough
- You need more bone in preparation for dental implant placement
Do You Need a Sinus Lift?
For some patients bone grafting treatment may not be the right solution to address their needs, but rather a sinus lift. A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, adds bone to the upper molar areas. This restores bone density in preparation for successful, long-term dental implant placement in the upper arch. For either bone grafting treatment, you will have the option of including sedation dentistry to help you stay calm, relaxed and comfortable throughout the appointment.