How Sinus Bone Grafting with PiezoSurgery® Helps Secure Your Implants

Dental implants have the unique advantage of being the only dental restoration that replaces the entire tooth, from root to crown. There are many cosmetic and oral health benefits to replacing one or all of your missing teeth with implants, but in order for them to work, you need to have enough bone tissue and space in your jaw to support the implants. 

The problem is that healthy bone tissue begins to erode when a tooth falls out or gets extracted, so many candidates for dental implants get a bone graft first to reverse the bone loss and ensure that the implants will hold.

At the Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology, our periodontist Dr. Jean-Jacques Elbaz and our dental team offer sinus bone grafting with PiezoSurgery® at our state-of-the-art dental practice in Beverly Hills.

Sinus bone grafting with PiezoSurgery

Dental implants consist of a titanium prosthetic implant and a cosmetic crown (or a set of dentures). The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it fuses with the surrounding tissue to lock it in place. There it acts like the root of a natural tooth. Once the area heals, the cosmetic crown is placed on top, and the implant feels and functions just like a natural tooth.

The problem is that some people suffer significant bone loss, which in addition to increasing the risk of periodontal disease also makes it harder to secure the implant in place. That’s where sinus bone grafting comes in. 

A sinus bone graft with PiezoSurgery is a minimally invasive procedure that clears the way for dental implants by opening up enough space to make room for the implant with a sinus lift, and to graft additional bone tissue to support the implants.

Oral health problems like gum disease or trauma, or other conditions like osteoporosis, can lead to bone loss over time, and you may not even know about it until you decide to get dental implants. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, Dr. Elbaz may need to create enough space to properly fit the implant. Sinus bone grafting helps people who might not otherwise be eligible for dental implants.

Benefits of PiezoSurgery

PiezoSurgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional periodontal surgery techniques, so you experience less trauma, a lower risk of side effects, and a much faster and comfortable healing and recovery process.

For more information about dental implants and sinus bone grafting, call us today at 310-846-9482, or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Elbaz.

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