You've decided to get dental implants to replace missing teeth. However, your jawbone has become too weak due to bone loss to support them.
Bone graft surgery performed by the dentists at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist in Staten Island, NY, can restore a weak jawbone.
Find out how our highly trained dentists can perform bone grafting using your own jaw tissue to make dental implant placement possible.
Why Do I Need Bone Graft Surgery?
- When a tooth or teeth are missing, the nerves in your jaw are no longer stimulated by actions like chewing, so dense jaw tissue begins to weaken or atrophy.
- Over time, this reduces bone tissue, leaving very little healthy tissue to support dental implants.
- The longevity of dental implants is dependent on the quality of bone that supports them. In order for an implant to be anchored securely, it must be embedded in strong, healthy bone.
Your One-Stop Source for Dental Care Trust the Team at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist
Drs. Alex Hecht and Jason Hecht, our experienced father and son dental team, can perform your bone graft, dental implant procedure, and tooth restoration placement at our family-friendly Staten Island, NY, practice. They use the latest 3-D digital scanning tools to make your procedure as effective and precise as possible. Contact us to learn more during a free consultation or call:
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How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Once a bone graft is placed, it will serve as a scaffold over the next few months while your own bone grows around it. By the time the graft has healed, the grafting material will have been absorbed by your body. This newly strengthened treatment site will serve as a foundation for your implants.
Bone grafting material can be derived from a few different sources, including from your own mouth or from animal or donor tissue. Synthetic materials are also available. Our dentists will discuss which option will work best for you during your consultation.
A Look at the Bone Grafting Process
Is Bone Grafting Painful?
Not at all. Our practice can keep you deeply relaxed and pain-free thanks to sedation options like oral conscious sedation, in the form of a sedative pill or nitrous oxide, a gas that is inhaled through a mask.
Sedation is also a great way to keep anxious or fidgety patients calm and stress-free during the procedure. We understand that many patients delay treatment due to fear of the dentist. With sedation, we can help our patients relax and have a truly positive experience.