Patients who do not have enough bone tissue available to support dental implants may need to undergo bone grafting or a sinus lift with Regional Dental Center in Jacksonville, AL.
Bone grafting involves adding grafting material to areas of the jaw where it has deteriorated due to tooth loss or disease. We have extensive experience with bone grafting and sinus lift procedures and uses only the highest-quality materials and latest techniques to ensure the sinus floor or jaw bone is properly restored.
Dr. Young will determine whether you need a ride augmentation, sinus lift, or another type of bone graft to restore missing bone tissue in the area where implants will be placed.
Bone grafting and sinus lift procedures are typically performed under anesthesia [link to sedation page] because we will need to make an incision in the area where the graft is needed before shaping the bone graft material into the sinus cavity or space. The graft can be held in place with pins, plates, screws, wires, or cables, depending on the area being treated and amount of grafting tissue necessary. Once the graft is secured in place, we will need to close the incision with stitches or bandage the wound. The bone will need to heal before we can move forward with dental implant placement or other restorative work. This process can take several months.
Bone grafting, sinus lift, and ridge augmentation procedures are advanced procedures the require the skill and expertise of an experienced doctor in Jacksonville, AL.
Dr. Young has been in practice for more than 41 years and has completed advanced training in the field of implant dentistry and prosthetics. He has taken advanced courses at the Misch International Implant Institute and the University of Augusta where he learned the latest protocols and techniques for optimal dental implant placement and restorations [link to crowns and bridges page]. He understands important bone grafting or a sinus lift is when preparing a patient for dental implants and will ensure you receive a treatment plan that helps you achieve the best possible result.