There are many reasons why a bone graft may be necessary, but perhaps the most common reason is to prepare a patient for a dental implant. Here at Fine Periodontics, we perform four varieties of bone grafts that do just that: nerve repositioning, ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation and socket preservation. Below you’ll find a brief description of each surgery:
Nerve Repositioning – This is needed when a patient would like to have a dental implant but the alveolar nerve, the nerve that gives feeling to the chin and lower lip, is in the way of where the implants should be restored. This surgery relocates it to prevent damage during the implant.
Ridge Augmentation –You may have significant teeth and bone loss due to gum disease, dentures, birth defects or injury which have led to indents in the jaw and gums. Here we will restore the volume of your tooth sockets to increase the strength of your jaw and your ability to get dental implants.
Sinus Augmentation – Periodontal disease or tooth loss can lead to decreased bone tissue in the back of your jaw. We will shift your sinus membrane up and fill the space with bone to strengthen this area.
Socket Preservation – Tooth extraction can lead to damage and indents in your facial structure. To prevent this alteration, we fill your tooth socket with bone and then cover the area with gum tissue.
Are you in need of one of these types of bone grafts? Call Fine Periodontics in Greenville, South Carolina at 864-299-5900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Norman B. Fine.