Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Bone Grafting Allows More Patients to Receive Dental Implants

Unfortunately, not every person who needs dental implants qualifies for treatment. If you have lost too much bone tissue, your jaw may not be able to support implants at all. 

At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, our doctors can perform a bone grafting procedure to boost your candidacy and increase your chances of successful treatment. 

How can bone grafting at our Staten Island, NY, practice help? 

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Improved Eligibility

Now more than ever, individuals who were previously considered ineligible for implants have access to this remarkable treatment option.

Better Stability

Undergoing this preliminary treatment can improve the stability of implant-supported dental crowns, bridges, and dentures so that you can smile without worry. 

Long-Term Success

With proper care and regular dental check-ups, patients can enjoy the results of their dental implants for decades to come. 

About Bone Grafting

Once a bone graft is placed, it will serve as a scaffold over the next few months while your own bone grows around it. In fact, by the time the graft has healed, the grafting material will have been absorbed by the body. The newly strengthened treatment site will serve as a foundation for your implants. 

Bone grafting material can be derived from a few different sources, including the patient’s mouth, animal or donor tissue, and synthetic materials. The type which is most appropriate for your treatment will depend on your unique situation.

Types of Bone Grafts

Socket bone graft
Socket Graft

Also referred to as ridge preservation, a socket graft is placed at the time of an extraction. This prevents the body from resorbing the surrounding bone and preserves the site until the patient can undergo dental implant placement.

Block bone graft
Block Bone Graft

If a patient has lost a significant amount of bone density over time, an autogenous graft is simply the most predictable option. A block bone graft is harvested from the posterior portion of the jawbone, where the wisdom teeth usually erupt.

Sinus lift
Sinus Lift

When upper molars are missing, the maxillary sinus can descend downward and occupy the area where the roots once resided. During a sinus lift, the membrane is gently repositioned to its proper location and grafting material is added underneath.

Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort

Sedation dentistry patient

Drs. Hecht and Hecht provide sedation dentistry for the comfort of our patients. We can administer oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide, based on your individual needs. 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.

After a tooth is lost or extracted, many patients suffer from jawbone atrophy, which can limit their ability to receive dental implants. A natural byproduct of tooth loss, bone degradation can cause bone width to be substantially reduced, even after the first year. At our Staten Island, NY, practice, Drs. Alex Hecht and Jason Hecht can perform a bone graft to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implants, so you can take advantage of this life-changing procedure. 

What Causes Jawbone Deterioration?

When healthy teeth perform natural functions, such as chewing, this action stimulates the nerves within the jaw. This keeps the bone dense and healthy, providing a firm foundation for the roots. When teeth are lost or removed, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and the supporting bone begins to shrink.

Our doctors can perform a bone graft to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implants, so you can take advantage of this life-changing procedure. 

This bone atrophy begins as soon as the tooth is removed, and gradually continues over time. The longevity of dental implants is dependent on the quality of bone that supports them. In order for an implant to heal properly, it must be embedded in strong, healthy bone. Patients who have experienced bone loss may not be eligible for implant treatment. 

Bone grafting illustration

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht
Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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