Bone Grafting At Meng Dentistry:
At Meng Dental, we stay on the leading edge and go the extra mile to make sure your treatment is a success and significantly improves your quality of life. Our board-certified prosthodontists have had years of advanced training beyond dental school to specialize in restoring missing teeth and jaw structures. For the best results, we include groundbreaking platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment with our bone grafting procedures at no extra charge. With this innovative technology, we harvest your own regenerative cells from your blood plasma and add it to the bone grafting material. It’s a natural way to help speed healing and ensure better tissue integration through bio-compatibility.
Bone Grafting Procedures:
There are times when a patient needs a dental implant for the replacement of a missing tooth, but the amount of bone present in that particular area is insufficient to provide a strong foundation for the implant. In such cases, bone grafting is performed as a pre-requisite for the implant treatment, in order to prevent implant failure. There are three different types of bone grafting procedures that we perform at the clinic:
Site Preservation: When a tooth is removed, the bone that supported it will begin to shrink over time. Placement of bone grafting materials at the time of extraction will provide the body with a “scaffold” to create its own bone in the remaining socket as it heals, and will preserve the bone volume to allow placement of an implant. This bone is ideal for implant placement 4-6 months after the grafting procedure.
Expansion of Bone Width: If a tooth has been missing for quite some time, there often is not enough bone volume for the implant to be fixed into. In this case, a larger amount of bone grafting material needs to be added as well as increased time for healing to an implant being placed.
Bone Grafting Near Sinus Cavity: A sinus cavity (airspace) exists in the upper jaw near the root tips of the teeth. After the tooth has been extracted, the sinus cavity will often expand and cause thinning of the bone, to the point where not enough bone is available to place a dental implant of sufficient length.
Bone Grafting For Improved Dental Implant Surgeries:
Dental implants require a certain volume of bone to “live” in. Bone grafting is a general term we use to describe procedures which either help maintain the bone volume present (site preservation), or add bone to an area where the jaw bone has been lost (due to the normal resorption process which occurs in the body when a tooth has been removed).
It may take 4-6 months for a graft to ossify and integrate with the surrounding cells before it is ready for implant placement. During this time, we will routinely observe the site and evaluate it with the help of radiographs.
It is important to allow the graft to ossify completely before an implant is placed into it. In addition to taking all the necessary precautions, we significantly improve treatment outcomes by routinely including all-natural 100% biocompatible PRF treatment with our bone grafting procedures, at no additional charge.
Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam with one of our highly trained and qualified dentists. No matter what your dental needs, we'll work with you to fit costs into your budget & most treatment costs can be spread over time with low monthly payments. At Meng Dentistry we strive to help you maximize your insurance benefits & minimize your out-of-pocket costs. We offer cash discounts for payments made in full as well as simple, flexible financing options that fit YOUR budget.