Often, a patient’s jawbone is inadequate in either width or height required for implant placement. Dr. Zebovitz performs bone grafting or bone augmentation procedures to rebuild or reconstruct the inadequate bone, providing a stable site for the implant to be attached. This yields better functionality and improves the patient’s look.
The bone grafting procedure:
Sinus lift procedures lift the sinus membrane, placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor. Implants are placed in the back portion of the upper jaw.
Ridge-augmentation procedures correct severe cases to improve the ridge width and/or height to normal.
Distraction Osteogenesis is an innovative technique, inspired by the field of Orthopedics, for lengthening limbs. Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) is required when a large vertical bone defect is encountered. DO helps to build the desired height of bone without the need for harvesting bone from another site.
The body hosts several areas from which bone may be harvested for grafting, including the inside of the mouth, the chin area or the upper or lower jaws. If greater bone quantity is required, it can be obtained from the hip or knee area. Depending upon the patient’s condition, the surgeries may be performed in quick succession, or separately.
Dr. Zebovitz determines which bone grafting procedure produces most predictable results, with the lease invasive technique. Dr. Zebovitz offers a range of pain management options and anesthetics to ensure your comfort before, during and after surgery.