Dental Implants and Bone Loss
You must have healthy and ample jaw bone remaining to support a dental implant. Several procedures offered by Dr. Goldfarb that allow for successful implantation include:
- Bone Grafting – Three types of bone grafts exist to restore lost bone. Autogenous grafts use the patient’s own bone (typically from the chin), which is grafted to the area of low volume. Allografts utilize donated human bone. Xenografts involve the use of non-human bone, usually bovine. Since Allografts and Xenografts only involve one surgical site for the patient, they are often favored.
- Ridge Augmentation – This procedure involves the use of soft or hard tissue to restore the natural contour of your jaw after tooth loss.
- Ridge Preservation – Often occurring in tandem with an extraction, this procedure allows us to rebuild and add strength to your jaw bone and soft tissues.
- Sinus Lift – When a tooth is lost in the upper premolar and molar areas of the mouth and bone loss occurs, the sinuses can expand into the area. A sinus lift clears the way for additional bone to be placed before a dental implant procedure begins.
Dr. Goldfarb is pleased to offer patients bone grafting in Teaneck, NJ. To learn more about your options to treat bone loss and to make an appointment, please call our office at your earliest convenience.