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  • 1 of only 2 Board Certified Implantologist in Boca Raton, American Board of Oral Implantology
  • DIPLOMATE Level from 4 Prestigious Institutions
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  • Professor of Dentistry for 30+ Years
  • Leading Teacher, Researcher, Innovator & Practitioner Specializing in the Most Advanced Dentistry
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Bone Grafting/Sinus Lift

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Need A Dental Implant but Not Enough Bone?

Bone grafting is often closely associated with dental restorations such as bridge work and dental implants. In the majority of cases, the success of a restoration procedure can hinge on the height, depth, and width of the jawbone at the implant site. When the jawbone associated with missing teeth shrinks, or has sustained significant damage, the implant(s) cannot be supported on this unstable foundation and bone grafting is usually recommended.

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Let’s just say that I didn’t hit the genetic jackpot with my teeth. I have had issues with them since I was a child. I found Dr.Schwartz and his incredible staff about 10 years ago and they have given me a beautiful healthy smile. I have not made that easy on him! Lucky me broke my front tooth, I knew that you couldn’t just change one because they would never match. Dr. Schwartz not only fixed them but made them even more beautiful! Susan one of his amazing team members even came in on her day off to be there with me to make sure they were perfect!! Dr.Schwartz is truly an artist! Love all of them!

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Bone Graft

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone.

Causes for Jaw Bone Volume Shrinkage:

  • Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease can affect and permanently damage the jaw bone that supports the teeth. Affected areas progressively worsen until the teeth become unstable.
  • Tooth Extraction: Studies have shown that patients who have experienced a tooth extraction subsequently lose 40-60% of the bone surrounding the extraction site during the following three years. Loss of bone results in what is called a “bone defect”.
  • Injuries and Infections: Dental injuries and other physical injuries resulting from a blow to the jaw can cause the bone to recede. Infections can also cause the jaw bone to recede in a similar way.

Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

Sinus Lift (Graft)

Sinus Lift is a surgical method by which we can increase the amount bone tissue of the upper jaw, above the molars and premolars.

The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth and are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

To address this problem the dentist will enter the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. After healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.

If enough bone between the upper jaw ridge and the bottom of the sinus is available to stabilize the implant well, sinus augmentations and implant placement can sometimes be performed as a single procedure. If not enough bone is available, the Sinus Augmentation will have to be performed first, then the graft will have to mature for several months, depending upon the type of graft material used. Once the graft has matured, the implants can be placed.

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