Strengthening Your Jaw With Grafting And Lifts

rohnert park jawbone graftingLosing teeth does far more than limit meal options or make clear speech difficult. You could also lose mass and density in the jaw, causing a breakdown linked to further tooth loss and an aged appearance. This could also limit implant options! Fortunately, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons can help strengthen the jaw with grafting and sinus lifts.

The Loss of Mass and Density in the Jaw

The body will notice immediately once you lose your natural teeth. In response, it will no longer send doses of calcium and phosphates to the area around the missing root. Deprived of these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to gradually break down and lose mass and density. This could in time lead to further tooth loss and for many, a prematurely aged appearance. While dental implants are the most advanced and effective way to replace missing teeth, you could lose too much tissue to adequately support your new teeth. However, we can help by rebuilding your smile!

Ridge Augmentation

For the lower jaw, we could rebuild the weakened portions and allow them to support dental implants. We will plan the process with digital imaging, and then administer a local anesthetic and sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state throughout the grafting procedure. Our team will then apply tissues taken from the rear of your jaw or hip. We could also use an advanced synthetic option known as bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). Some will allow your own dental DNA to stimulate the growth of bone tissue, and we could use donor sources too. Once the area heals, you have a new foundation to support dental implants or even implant dentures.

Sinus Lifts

For the upper jaw, we will perform a sinus lift. As the name implies, we will raise the sinus floor to uncover new tissues that can support new teeth.

Placing New Teeth

The dental implants are inserted into the smile at the right angle and position to support new teeth and stimulate the growth of bone tissue, so your smile and facial structure stay intact, and your new teeth can last for decades to come or possibly an entire lifetime. If you have any questions about treating these concerns, or if you would like to use your 2022 dental benefits before they expire at the end of December, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Rebuilding Your Smile?

We want to make sure your smile is ready to receive one or more dental implants. To learn more about how we rebuild and strengthen your smile following tooth loss, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.