Bone Grafting in Stone Mountain, GA

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Sometimes people lose volume in their jawbones because of disease or simple deterioration, and that will often have an impact on oral health. Jaw bone loss also limits the ability to get dental implants placed and can alter the appearance of your jaw. Your bone will not grow back on its own, and if left untreated, will continue to deteriorate. Bone grafting restores lost bone due to gum disease, trauma, and missing teeth.

Over time, this can lead to potentially shifting teeth or a sunken-in facial appearance. Dr. Hassan Moeti at Smoke Rise Family, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry offers patients a solution to bone deterioration with bone grafting. With bone grafting, we are able to restore a damaged or deteriorated jaw line to qualify you for dental implants and preserve your bite.

Why Choose Smoke Rise Dental for Bone Grafting?

Restores your jaw health and Vitality
Bone grafts made of high-quality components
Technologically-Enhanced precision Dentistry Treatment

How bone grafting works?

Bone grafting involves taking a sample of bone tissue from you or from someone who is a donor, and transforming it into tiny grains that can be installed in the jaw. The grains of jawbone would then get emplaced in your jawbone where bone loss has occurred, and allowed to heal. Once healed, the grains of jawbone will fuse to your surrounding bone tissue and restore the volume to adequate levels. 

To ensure optimal healing, Dr. Moeti performs most bone grafting procedures using a process which is referred to as guided tissue regeneration (GTR). The GTR process serves to protect and maintain the grafted bone as healing occurs, with a mesh-like material providing protection. The point of this is to avoid having gum tissue interfere with the bone graft, as well as to allow healing.

Advanced sinus lift treatment

For those who are missing teeth in the upper molar region of the mouth, a special bone grafting technique called the sinus lift is necessary if dental implants are to be placed. Because of the sinus cavity, which resides just above this area of the mouth, there is often minimal bone volume to support dental implants. With a sinus lift, we can access the sinus cavity by going through your jaw and gently raising the membrane upwards.

After raising the sinus membrane, Dr. Moeti will install the grains of bone inside the cavity, so as to bring jawbone volume up to the required level. The sinus lift is an advanced bone grafting procedure that requires special skills and training. Dr. Moeti has extensive experience performing this procedure and will help you restore your jaw bone to the levels necessary for dental implants.

Who might need bone grafting?

Bone grafting is sometimes needed in order to augment the mass of the jawbone you have, so that it can properly accept a dental implant and support it in your mouth. This kind of jawbone reinforcement is often necessary because people may not immediately undertake a tooth replacement procedure, and that allows time for the jawbone to begin to deteriorate. The jawbone serves to anchor teeth into your mouth, and it stays healthy by constantly using it for chewing and biting.

After a tooth is lost due to severe decay or some kind of trauma, there are no longer any tooth roots in the jawbone to help stimulate it and keep it healthy. That means your body will stop sending resources to that area, and that's what causes the jawbone to gradually deteriorate. The longer that you allow a missing tooth to go untreated, the more likely it is that you will begin to lose jawbone tissue, and that can affect the rest of your teeth as well.

It's also possible you can develop periodontal disease or gum disease, and that causes support to weaken for your natural teeth, and for your jawbone. Some dental plaque is able to work its way below the gum line and start to deteriorate your teeth, and that will also cause you to have a loss of jawbone. People who have worn conventional dentures are also prone to have loss of jawbone, because there is no stimulation to the jawbone itself when dentures merely sit on top of the gum line, offering no stimulation to the jawbone. All of these situations will cause a gradual deterioration of the jawbone, and may require some kind of bone grafting procedure before dental implants can be undertaken.

Types of bone grafting

There are a number of different types of bone grafts which might be used, and the specific type you require will depend on various circumstances. An allograft makes use of bone tissue from a compatible donor, and this bone material will be used to build up your jawbone. An autograft autograft uses your own bone tissue, and it will be harvested from someplace on your own body.

In some cases, synthetic material would be used to accomplish a bone graft as well. Even though such materials are typically composed of polymers, collagens, or others, each of these materials can be resorbed by the jawbone eventually. As your jawbone begins to heal, the synthetic materials are gradually replaced, so you'll be left with only your own bone material.
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