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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting restores lost bone and provides solid implant support.

Bone loss in the jaw is characterized by the shrinking of bone in relation to oral disease, atrophy or lack of stimulation from tooth roots due to the loss of teeth. It affects your oral health and the ability to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Bone loss may be caused by gum disease, trauma, or chronically missing teeth. No matter the source of bone loss, Dr. Suzanne Mason is specialty trained to regenerate lost tissue through advanced bone grafting techniques, to create a solid foundation for your dental implants and smile.

Advanced Bone Grafting Procedures Meet a Variety of Needs

Like natural teeth, implants require sufficient bone quality and quantity for support and longevity. Bone grafting replaces and regrows lost bone and may be used in combination with other advanced techniques to optimize treatment results. We offer a number of bone grafting procedures, each designed to address varying oral needs.

Ridge Augmentation

Bone loss leaves indentations in the bony ridge. By adding bone tissue and growth factors to areas of loss, Dr. Mason will reestablish proper bone height and width through bone grafting procedures. New bone integrates with existing bone over time to provide adequate support for your implants.

Ridge Preservation

This bone grafting technique prepares a recent extraction site for future dental implant placement. Dr. Mason adds bone tissue and regenerative components directly into the open tooth socket(s), filling the space to produce solid bone structure. This technique minimizes shrinkage of your bone to optimize implant support.

Sinus Lift

When upper molar and premolar teeth are lost, the maxillary sinus cavity may expand, shrinking available bone and impacting the ability to place implants. Through a procedure known as sinus augmentation or a sinus lift, Dr. Mason gently elevates the floor of the sinus, adding bone underneath to increase bone height and result in successful implant procedures.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

With guided tissue regeneration, Dr. Mason regenerates bone and gum tissues previously lost due to disease. At these bone grafting sites, a barrier membrane is used to encourage the formation and regeneration of normal oral anatomy.

Please contact our office if you have any questions, (231) 932-4223.

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