Bone Grafting in Long Island, New York

Dental Implants & Periodontology of Massapequa provides bone grafting on the South Shore of Long Island and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, call

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What Is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a procedure used to strengthen the jaw bone and encourage regeneration of lost bone tissue. The primary purpose of bone grafting is to prepare the site for future implant placement. When one or more teeth are missing or extracted, the jaw bone that supported those teeth will gradually resorb if not grafted at the time of extraction. Bone grafting is the process of placing  either cadaver bone, bovine bone or artificial bone in the area of ridge deficiency to facilitate regeneration of the lost bone tissue.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

  • Makes dental implant placement possible. Patients who would otherwise not be eligible for dental implants can experience the highest quality restoration for missing teeth with the help of bone regeneration.
  • Reverses bone loss. Bone grafting can promote regeneration of lost bone tissue in the jaw, essentially reversing bone loss.
  • Improves oral health. A strong, healthy jaw provides support for existing teeth as well as dental prosthetics, which can improve your oral health.
  • Restores bone around existing teeth: Not only does bone grafting help with future site preparation for implant placement, it also helps with restoring defects around the natural teeth to strengthen them.

Why Choose Dental Implants and Periodontology of Massapequa?

We believe that everyone deserves the best dental care available, and when it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants are the highest quality restorative option. Bone grafting can make it possible for a patient with significant bone loss in the jaw to be eligible for dental implants, which can improve quality of life.

This is just one way that we take your overall health and wellness into consideration when it comes to your dental care. Also, as a periodontist our aim is always to save teeth. Bone grafting can help grow bone around the natural teeth depending upon the severity of the disease.

Procedures Offered

  • Ridge Augmentation. Ridge augmentation is a term used for traditional bone grafting procedures. It entails placement of the grafting material to correct either the vertical or horizontal ridge deficiency.
  • Socket Preservation. This involves immediate placement of the grafting material at the extraction site to facilitate implant placement in the future.
  • Sinus Lift. A sinus lift is a specialized bone graft procedure for the upper jaw. The purpose is to increase the height of the bone where a dental implant will be placed to prevent puncture of the sinus cavity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafting

How long does bone grafting take?
You can expect the bone grafting procedure to take somewhere between 45 and 90 minutes. The exact length of your procedure will depend on a variety of factors, such as the size of the treatment area and the type of anesthesia used.
Does bone grafting hurt?
Anesthesia is used to prevent any discomfort during a bone grafting procedure. Local anesthesia may be all that is required to ensure your comfort, but additional IV sedation is available if it would help you feel more relaxed.
Does insurance cover bone grafting?
Most dental insurance plans include coverage for bone grafting, even though dental implants are not always covered. This helps to reduce the overall cost of your restoration.
Why is socket preservation necessary?
Bone graft acts as a scaffolding for our own bone to grow around. If the socket is not grafted at the time of extraction, the tissue grows into it and the thin walls of the socket collapse leading to resorption. Socket preservation prevents this from happening, giving the area to heal before the placement of dental implants.
How does a sinus lift differ from ridge augmentation?
The procedures are similar, but a sinus lift is designed specifically to address lack of bone thickness in the upper jaw when dental implants need to be placed in the area of the sinuses. Rather than a bone fragment, bone powder is often used to add density and push the sinus cavity upward away from the site of dental implant placement.
Where does the bone material come from?
The bone material used in bone grafting may come from your own body, a donor cadaver, an animal, or may be a synthetic bone. All bone grafts are treated in a lab to ensure that they are sterile.

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