Have you decided you would finally like to get rid of your dentures or your bridge and enjoy the freedom and comfort of a dental implant… but your dentist is concerned that you may have lost too much bone structure for a successful implant placement? We can help. If too much bone has been resorbed to support an implant and allow it to properly take hold in your jaw, we have a number of bone grafting procedures to rebuild the bone and support the facial structure.
Bone Grafting After Dental Extractions
When a tooth is lost, so is the support and stimulation that tooth’s roots gave to the bone. And when bone is not stimulated, it begins to shrink or resorb. To preserve your bone and prevent TMJ issues, aging facial collapse, and tooth movement, we recommend bone grafting after every extraction. Bone grafting also increases your chances for future implant placement.
What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is basically the placement of a material, either biological or artificial, into the bone of your jaw to support, augment, and prevent deterioration. The material will integrate into the bone as you heal, providing a strong and healthy platform for dental implants or other replacement options.
What Materials Will You Use?
While a variety of materials exist for bone grafting, including tissue-stimulating proteins, we often use your own bone for optimal outcome. During the months after bone grafting surgery, your body will work to fill in the area with new bone and soft tissue.
The Tutoplast® Process
To ensure the success of your bone grafting, we implement the Zimmer Dental TutoplastⓇ process. The proprietary Tutoplast® Process minimizes risk and assures high tissue quality through a proven, chemical process, developed and refined for over 35 years in more than three million procedures.
This process allows us to better use your own or donor bone. It removes all unwanted materials such as viruses, antigens, and even inactive pathogens, leaving pure bone that has retained its valuable collagen matrix to more effectively allow integration and rebuilding of the bone.