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When a tooth is missing, the surrounding bone in that area of the jaw begins to break down. This can pose a problem for patients who may want dental implants in the future, as implants are dependent on there being enough bone density in the jaw.
We can correct this with a bone graft. Under local anaesthetic, we take a small piece of bone from another area of your body and graft it onto your jaw. If we cannot use your bone, we can use bone taken from a donor or animal.
Over several months, the graft will gradually produce new bone tissue. If the graft is successful, a dental implant procedure becomes a viable option.
In some patients, the jaw bone is not dense enough in the area above the premolars, causing the maxillary sinuses in the cheeks to sit too low.
A sinus lift procedure is very similar to a bone graft, the only difference being that the location of the bone graft placement is very specific. As the graft grows new bone tissue, the sinuses lift, providing enough space for dental implants.
At Wickersley Dental Practice we aim to provide you will all of the information you will need at your first consultation.
We will also check that dental implants are suitable for you and determine the right treatment to meet your needs.
If you would like to find out more please call us on 01709 543033 or click the button below to fill out our booking form.