A bone graft is a simple surgical procedure that your periodontist can perform to add more bone to an area of the jaw where there is a deficiency. This is done with either actual bone or a material that will generate the production of bone. In order for an implant to integrate properly, there has to be enough bone present. When a tooth is extracted and not replaced immediately, it is not uncommon to have lost too much bone to sustain an implant. The good news is that your periodontist can easily correct that with a bone graft. Sometimes the graft will require healing time prior to the placement of the implant, and sometimes the healing period is shorter. Dr. Sanz is an expert in determining the appropriate process and perfect timing to ensure the best result for you.
Bone Graft with Implant Placement
Sinus Augmentation Via Vertical Approach
Sinus Augmentation Via Lateral Approach