Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
What is a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure which involves the addition of bone (either natural bone or artificial) to the top or bottom jaw. Bone grafting can be used after an injury to increase the amount of bone present or to increase the amount of bone prior to placing a dental implant.
Your own bone can be harvested from sites including the hip, chin, lower jaw or an artificial bone can be used depending on the amount of bone required and surgical requirements. Dr. Mehanna will be able to discuss the best option to suit your individual needs.
In some cases there may not be enough bone in the top jaw for implants to be placed. This is often due to having large sinuses. A sinus lift is a procedure where bone is placed at the bottom of the sinus so that an implant can placed.