If teeth are missing, the jawbone in those areas will diminish over time. This creates a condition in which there is not enough quality bone for the placement of dental implants. When this happens, we can place a bone graft to rebuild the bone in these areas so that we can place the implants and restore the smiles.
A technique called Plasma Rich in Growth Factors is used to grow and regenerate new bone and soft tissue by using a small about of plasma proteins from your own blood. This type of soft tissue engineering allows the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate.
Major Bone Grafting
Larger defects in the jaw or extensive resorption will require major bone grafting to repair, but can usually be performed in the office setting. A CT scan of the jaw will allow the doctor to assess the adequacy of the bone prior to implant placement.