Major and minor bone grafting procedures are done when jawbone becomes atrophied or reabsorbed into the gum after a missing tooth. Implants commonly replace missing teeth, but those patients seeking a dental implant are not candidates for placement if they are missing bone or gum. This is where 08610 bone grafting comes in. In a bone grafting procedure, the patient can grow bone again where needed and have their dental implants placed to restore functionality and esthetic appearance of the jawline.
If the sinus wall is too thin, implants cannot be placed and a sinus lift may be ordered. A sinus lift, or graft, allows the dental surgeon to enter the sinus where the upper teeth were and lift the sinus membrane upward so donor bone can be inserted. A healing period of several months is given so that the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and the implants inserted. If the case is severe, and the ridge has been reabsorbed, an 08610 bone grafting procedure may be recommended in order to increase the ridge height or width.
Inadequate bone structure usually happens due to missing teeth or gum disease. Injury can also be a reason for the deterioration of bone. During an 08610 bone grafting procedure, our dentist can obtain bone from a tissue bank or from the patient’s own bone, usually the hip or tibia. Traumatic injury or tumor may require a bone graft. Congenital defects may also play a role in the need for a graft. Bone grafting surgery requires a hospital stay and is performed at a hospital in an operating room. The implant can be done in the offices of Dr. Michael Kushner, DDS. Once the implant is completed, and a healing period of months given, an artificial tooth is placed over the implant.