At Image Smiles in Vancouver, our dentists perform bone grafting and sinus lift procedures to help regenerate and strengthen a weak jaw bone.
What is a Bone Graft?
A bone graft is a surgical procedure where your dentists add bone tissue to your jaw bone to help strengthen it, curb bone loss, and sometimes help prepare for another dental procedure such as placing a dental implant.
Uses for a Bone Graft
If your jaw bone is too thin or too soft to support a dental implant, a bone graft may be required. After the bone graft, you will need to wait a few months before the implant can be placed so the natural bone has time to heal and grow.
For patients with severe gum disease that leads to bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary to help regenerate the bone and possibly prevent teeth from loosening or falling out.
A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to help to prepare your mouth for a dental implant.
This procedure can help to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so that your dentist may reach the upper back jaw to place the implant.