If you need oral and maxillofacial surgery to widen the bone ride in your mouth to allow for the placement of dental implants then call our office at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants to schedule an appointment.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
If the ridge of your mouth has been reabsorbed then a bone graft is placed to increase ridge height and/or width. This is a technique used to restore the lost bone dimension when the jaw ridge gets too thin to place conventional implants. In this procedure, the bony ridge of the jaw is literally expanded by mechanical means. Bone graft material can be placed and matured for a few months before placing the implant. If you need your ridge expanded to make room for dental implants or for other reasons then give our oral surgeon in Melbourne, Florida a call today to schedule an appointment.