Bone Grafting

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What Is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a specialized dental procedure designed to restore and rebuild bone structure in your jaw, providing a solid foundation for dental implants and improving overall oral health. As a leading periodontist office, we are committed to offering advanced treatments such as sinus augmentation, ridge augmentation, and socket preservation to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. In this article, we will explore the various bone grafting techniques, their benefits, and why you should consider them if you’re facing dental bone loss.

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Bone Grafting: An Overview

Bone loss in the jaw can occur due to various factors such as periodontal disease, tooth extractions, or trauma. Bone grafting procedures aim to rebuild and regenerate lost bone structure, ensuring a strong and stable foundation for dental implants and improving your oral health. Our periodontist office provides customized bone grafting solutions tailored to your unique needs and dental condition.

Types of Bone Grafting Procedures

Sinus Augmentation (Sinus Lift)

A sinus augmentation, or sinus lift, is a bone grafting procedure that focuses on increasing the bone height in the upper jaw, specifically in the area of the molars and premolars. This procedure is often necessary when there is insufficient bone to support dental implants due to sinus cavity enlargement or bone loss. Our skilled periodontists gently lift the sinus membrane and place bone graft material into the newly created space, promoting bone growth and providing a stable base for dental implants.

Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is a bone grafting technique used to rebuild the natural contour of the jawbone after tooth loss or extractions. The procedure involves placing bone graft material in the area of bone loss, promoting regeneration and restoring the jaw’s original shape. Ridge augmentation not only improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile but also provides the necessary support for dental implants.

Socket Preservation

Socket preservation, also known as alveolar ridge preservation, is a preventive bone grafting technique performed immediately after a tooth extraction. Our periodontists place bone graft material into the empty tooth socket to preserve bone structure and minimize bone loss. This procedure promotes faster healing, maintains the jaw’s shape, and prepares the site for future dental implant placement.

Benefits of Bone Grafting Procedures

  • Strong Foundation for Dental Implants: Bone grafting procedures ensure a stable and robust foundation for dental implants, increasing their success rate and longevity.
  • Preserves Facial Structure: Bone loss in the jaw can lead to a sunken, aged appearance. Bone grafting helps maintain your facial structure by preserving and rebuilding the bone.
  • Improved Oral Health: By addressing bone loss, bone grafting procedures can enhance overall oral health, reducing the risk of future complications.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Bone grafting restores the natural contour of your jaw and provides support for dental restorations, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Prevents Further Bone Loss: Bone grafting procedures, particularly socket preservation, can prevent further bone loss and maintain the jaw’s shape after tooth extraction.


Bone grafting is a powerful solution to address dental bone loss and lay the groundwork for successful dental implant placement. At our periodontist office, our expert team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you suspect you may need bone grafting, sinus augmentation, ridge augmentation, or socket preservation, schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable periodontists. Together, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your oral health and enhance your smile.