Buckle Advanced Dental Care is a comprehensive dental practice in Wirral. We provide complete care for patients with complex dental needs. Our team includes specialists in implant dentistry. When you visit Buckle Advanced Dental Care, you can be sure that you are receiving the highest level of care in a facility with the latest technology. But more than that, you can relax knowing that as the patient you will be listened to and provided a range of treatment options to fit your needs and goals.
The bone grafting procedure is usually indicated for patients who have lost bone due to periodontal disease or trauma. The procedure involves the use of bone (obtained from a bone bank), the patient’s own bone, or a synthetic source of bone. The host bone acts only as a scaffold for the newly developing patient’s bone.
Bone grafting is used extensively with dental implant procedures to ensure a good functional and cosmetic result. Often times, a special membrane may be used to protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration.
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.
The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses.
When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.
There is a solution: it’s called a sinus graft or sinus lift. The sinus membrane is carefully lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. After a few months the bone becomes part of the patients jaw and dental implants can be placed in the newly grown bone.
The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option other than wearing loose dentures.
Lateral Sinus Lift Procedure
As a general rule if there is less than 5mm of bone we will perform a sinus graft using the lateral window technique. This involves gaining access to the sinus, elevating the sinus membrane and carefully placing the donor bone to the space created.
Several months of healing are necessary before implants are placed. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Inferior Sinus Lift
If enough bone is present between the upper jaw ridge and the bottom of the sinus to stabilise a dental implant, sinus augmentation and implant placement can sometimes be preformed as a single procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about dental implant procedures and bone grafting or sinus grafting, contact our Wirral dental practice for a consultation with Buckle Advanced Dental Care. Call us at 0151 329 2979 or by filling in the online form.