Restoring Missing Bone With Bone Grafting
If you have lost bone tissue because of gum disease, arthritis, or for any other reason, you may be a good candidate for a dental bone graft in the Lehigh Valley. Dr. Ann Astolfi performs bone grafting procedures, ridge augmentation, and the sinus lift procedure at her practice. These procedures are performed using specialized techniques to restore lost bone and improve overall jaw health.
A traditional bone grafting procedure can restore your facial appearance and make room for dental implants. When you lose your teeth, the jaw bone under the missing tooth starts to deteriorate immediately. Bone grafting may be necessary when there is significant bone loss from tooth loss, tooth decay, trauma to the jaw, or any type of injury. Restoring this bone tissue can improve facial contours and preserve jaw function.
If you have experienced bone loss and noticed changes in the contours of your gums, you may need to undergo a ridge augmentation or ridge preservation procedure. Ridge augmentation can be performed on both soft and hard tissue and typically involves grafting the tissue to restore the gum and jawbone contours. Ridge preservation procedures help to preserve bone tissue after tooth loss and prevent the bone and gums from collapsing in the socket where the tooth is missing.
A sinus augmentation procedure, also known as a sinus lift, helps to make more bone tissue available for dental implants inserted in the upper jaw. In this procedure, Dr. Astolfi will move the sinus away from the roots of the teeth to create additional bone in the area. Patients who would not otherwise qualify for dental implants can get the tooth replacement procedure they need with a sinus lift.
Learn more about getting a dental bone graft in the Lehigh Valley by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Astolfi today.