Bone Augmentation Procedures

Bone Augmentation Procedures

Dental cirgury clinic specialized in Bone Augmentation procedures located in White Plains and Riverdale, NY

Your dentist might recommend bone augmentation if you want dental implants but don’t have enough bone to support them. At Jeffrey B. Schoengold, DDS & Associates in White Plains and the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, general, cosmetic, and implant dentist Jeffrey Schoengold, DDS, specializes in dental implant placement and restoration and bone augmentation. Dr. Schoengold’s knowledge and expertise reduce the risk of complications and ensure quality results. Call the nearest office to schedule a bone augmentation appointment, or book your visit online today.

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Bone Augmentation Procedures Q & A

What is dental bone augmentation?

Dental bone augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to your jawbone or alveolar bone (which anchors your upper teeth).

 

During treatment, your provider takes natural or synthetic bone material and surgically places it into your upper or lower dental arch. After placement, the material (or graft) provides a base (scaffold) for new bone tissue.

 

Over time, that bone growth restores your jaw or alveolar to its near-original condition.

When is dental bone augmentation needed?

Dr. Jeffrey B. Schoengold, DDS & Associates uses dental bone augmentation to treat bone loss. Your provider might recommend the procedure if you:

  • Are having one or more teeth extracted
  • Want to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant
  • Need to rebuild your jaw before getting dentures
  • Have bone loss due to gum disease

Dental bone augmentation is one of the most common oral surgeries. The procedure is safe and effective and presents few risks.

Are there different types of bone augmentation?

Dr. Jeffrey B. Schoengold & Associates offers several types of dental bone augmentation, including:

 

Periodontal bone grafts

 

Sometimes gum disease causes the ligaments and bones that support the teeth to erode. Your provider might recommend a periodontal bone graft to stop your teeth from falling out if they’re loose.

 

Ridge augmentation

 

The underlying bone becomes weak when you lose teeth to extraction or trauma. Ridge augmentation increases the strength of your jawbone or alveolar so that you can get dental implants or dentures.

 

Socket preservation

 

Your provider might recommend socket preservation if you’re getting extractions. This type of bone augmentation fills the hole left by a pulled tooth, strengthening your bone and preventing the sides of the empty socket from caving in.

 

Sinus lift

 

A sinus lift is an augmentation procedure that increases the bone volume at the top back of your mouth. Specifically, it repositions your sinuses so that you can get dental implants.

What is recovery like after bone augmentation?

After bone augmentation, it’s normal to have mild pain, swelling, and bruising. Get lots of rest, stay hydrated, and take medication as prescribed.

 

You might notice small pieces of bone in your mouth that feel similar to sand during the first week. This usually isn’t something to be concerned about, but if you notice your mouth isn’t healing, contact your provider immediately.

 

Call the nearest Dr. Jeffrey B. Schoengold, DDS & Associates office to schedule a bone augmentation appointment, or book your visit online today.

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