Your teeth play an important role in maintaining the health of your natural bone by providing stimulation whenever you bite and chew. Without your teeth—and this stimulation—your bone will resorb and shrink. Eventually, the natural bone won’t have enough width or density to support dental implants. We can restore your natural bone and create a healthy base for new teeth with bone grafting in Gahanna and Upper Arlington, OH.
Bone grafting refers to procedures, including ridge augmentation or preservation and sinus lift, that replace lost bone is any area of your jaw. At Ellis Oral Surgery, we also use an advanced technique called guided tissue regeneration to accelerate your healing after surgery. We’ll first take 3D scans of your mouth with our CBCT machine. These highly detailed images show the quality and quantity of bone in your jaw, helping us plan your surgery with the greatest level of precision. Completing your surgery is our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. James Ellis. With years of specialized experience, his skill in bone grafting techniques will provide you with the foundation your natural jaw needs to support any number of new teeth with dental implants. In all cases, bone grafting can effectively:
We’ll get you one step closer to life with amazing dental implants with our specialized bone grafting in the Columbus, OH area. In all instances, we offer guided tissue regeneration to direct and accelerate the growth of new bone by keeping it separate from faster-growing soft tissue. Based on your needs, we offer the following services:
Ridge augmentation refers to restoring bone along an entire jaw ridge. This includes replacing necessary bone quality and quantity with bone grafting material and recreating the natural contours of the jaw ridge. A ridge augmentation also refers to placing bone grafting material into the empty tooth socket after extraction to slow the resorption process and prepare the area for a dental implant.
A sinus lift is necessary when a missing tooth or teeth cause(s) bone loss in the upper back section of your jaw. Because this area of the jaw is directly beneath the sinus membrane, it will sink down as the jawbone thins and resorbs. The result is bone that is too short and thin for dental implants. A sinus lift elevates the sinus floor so that bone grafting material can be placed beneath.