BONE GRAFTING - Plainview & Hicksville NY, NY

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Bone Grafting Returns What You’ve Lost

If you have one or more missing teeth or have had a tooth extracted, restoring proper bone levels in your jaw is essential. As the foundation of your smile, your bone plays a vital role in your oral health and function. It supports your teeth and helps preserve your facial structure. But it needs the stimulation of tooth roots to remain dense and strong. When teeth are extracted or lost, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and will resorb, shrink, and disappear. Bone grafting can help you experience a better quality of life with dental implants.

Bone grafting can help you experience a better quality of life with dental implants.

Bone loss can lead to shifting and loosening of remaining teeth, lip, and cheek support loss, and jaw joint problems. Without enough bone support, you may be unable to replace your missing teeth with dentures or dental implants. To regain your facial foundation and help ensure these functional and esthetic consequences do not occur or worsen, our periodontist and dental team at Max Dental Group provide bone grafting in Hicksville & Plainview, NY. This procedure restores the jawbone volume or density lost due to missing teeth to improve oral health and function.

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Why See a Periodontist for Treatment?

A periodontist is a recognized dental specialist who has spent additional years training in soft tissue and bone treatments. Along with extensive experience in complex bone grafting procedures, a periodontist has the trained eye to optimize soft tissue esthetics. Seeking bone grafting treatment from a periodontist like Dr. Graig Fischgrund can benefit your health, function, and smile aesthetics. Additionally, as an expert in dental implants, our periodontist can help you qualify for dental implants and predictably replace all your missing teeth with this secure, lasting, and life-like solution.

The Process for Restoring Lost Bone

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves placing dental bone graft material in areas where the bone has resorbed or a tooth has been extracted. We offer bone grafting in Hicksville & Plainview, NY, to restore the proper density, height, and width of the bone in the jaw in preparation for dental implants. We partner with multiple insurance providers to make your treatment affordable and achievable. In general, bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures:

Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure completed after tooth extraction. This involves packing bone graft material into the empty tooth socket. Socket preservation slows the resorption process where the tooth is missing. It can also help preserve the health of the bone until a dental implant can be placed.

Ridge augmentation refers to a bone grafting procedure that restores the natural density and contours of part or the entirety of a jaw ridge. Restoring healthy bone levels to a jaw arch can make dentures more comfortable and fitted to your gumline.

When a bone in the premolar or molar areas of the jaw has lost density or volume, you may benefit from a sinus lift in Hicksville, NY. Gently lifting the membrane lining the sinus cavity, bone grafting material can be placed to restore proper bone height.

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S.M.A.R.T.™ Clinician Training

Developed by Dr. Ernesto A. Lee, S.M.A.R.T. (subperiosteal minimally invasive esthetic ridge augmentation technique) is an alternative to traditional guided dental bone graft procedures. Dr. Lee is a renowned master clinician and innovator with a 20+ year academic career. Growing evidence suggests that guided bone regeneration procedures such as ridge augmentation, sinus lifts, and socket preservation can result in soft-tissue defects. The success of S.M.A.R.T. has led to a number of imitators, therefore it’s important for patients and professionals alike to be aware that S.M.A.R.T. is the only minimally invasive tunneling technique with a documented clinical track record, backed by published scientific evidence, including substantial human histology.

Proprietary methods, surgical instrumentation, and strict adherence to this protocol are essential for achieving successful outcomes. To ensure safe and ethical implementation, the patented S.M.A.R.T. Surgical Kit is offered in conjunction with a two-day didactic, hands-on training course. This course is designed for periodontists, oral surgeons, general dentists, and prosthodontists who are already experienced implant surgeons. S.M.A.R.T. trained clinicians can share cases and questions on a closed Facebook group to promote discussion that benefits the entire S.M.A.R.T. community.

S.M.A.R.T., a Novel Minimally Invasive Bone Graft Method

Traditional guided bone grafting techniques require flaps, space-maintaining devices, and cell membranes. This can lead to frequent complications, including incomplete wound closure, pain, swelling, infection, and delayed healing. S.M.A.R.T. enables increasing bone width and height in sites prior to placing dental implants—more predictably and with reduced complications. This procedure requires one small incision, without flap elevation, tenting screws, or membranes. With the S.M.A.R.T. technique, a dental bone graft can be performed using specially designed instruments, laparoscopic techniques, and a xenograft/growth factor mixture placed on the site.

Patients with complex situations often need bone grafting using donor bone blocks taken from their hips or jaws in a hospital setting. With S.M.A.R.T., even complex cases can be treated using this simplified procedure at Max Dental Group. This technique is also effective for existing dental implants that have lost bone. Dr. Graig Fischgrund completed this course and offers S.M.A.R.T. in Hicksville & Plainview, NY as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional dental bone grafts and sinus lift surgery.

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The Benefits of Bone Grafting

Bone grafting seems like a functional treatment to improve oral health. But this treatment also has more widespread benefits. Tooth and bone loss can lead to numerous problems affecting your eating ability, oral and physical health, and personal well-being. By restoring bone levels in your jaw, our Hicksville & Plainview, NY team can treat infection and disease, replace missing teeth with restorations like dental bridges and dentures, and prepare you for dental implants. Having a smile restored to proper function and esthetics can significantly improve your confidence, health, and quality of life.

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