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Bone Grafting

Replace Missing Bone

Teeth play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy jaw bone. They stimulate the jaw bone when you chew or bite, keeping it strong and healthy. However, tooth loss or other factors like facial trauma, disease, or congenital defects can cause bone loss in the jaw.

If you're considering dental implants but lack the necessary jaw bone support, bone grafting may be right for you. Dr. Holtzen at Alpine Oral & Facial Surgery specializes in dental implant placement and advanced bone grafting techniques. Contact us today to discuss your treatment options.

About Bone Grafting

Bone grafting involves adding bone to areas where it is needed. The bone can be sourced from the patient's own body, a tissue bank, an animal, or synthetic materials. The choice of bone graft material depends on factors such as the treatment area and the extent of bone loss.

Types of Bone Graft Treatments

Our practice offers several types of bone grafting treatments:

  1. Ridge augmentation: This procedure restores height and/or width to the alveolar ridge, which supports the roots of the teeth. It is often performed after tooth extraction to prepare for dental implant placement.
  2. Sinus lift: A sinus lift involves adding bone grafting material to the maxillary sinuses, located behind the cheeks and on either side of the nose. This procedure creates sufficient bone for dental implant placement, especially when the bone separating the sinuses from the mouth is thin.
  3. Socket preservation: Unlike other bone grafts that restore lost bone, socket preservation aims to preserve the bone structure after tooth extraction. By inserting bone grafting material into the empty socket immediately after extraction, the natural size and shape of the socket are maintained, facilitating future dental implant placement.

Types of Anesthesia

Our practice offers several types of anesthesia and sedation.

Experience Exceptional Oral Surgery Care

We are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and prioritize your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our practice, the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.