Reshma Nazir, DDS, is fellowship-trained in a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeries to improve your dental health. At Smiles N Braces, her practice in Danville, California, Dr. Nazir offers comprehensive bone grafting and sinus lift procedures as part of your dental implant treatment plan. She customizes your treatment to meet your needs and her office is fully equipped to ensure a safe surgery. Learn more about the surgical services available for bone grafting and sinus lifts by calling Dr. Nazir’s office or scheduling a consultation online today.
Bone grafting is a common procedure necessary for dental restorative treatments. For many restorations, your jawbone needs to be in good health and the right size to ensure it can support bridges or dental implants.
The health of your jawbone can deteriorate due to your age or if you have periodontal disease or other dental complications. To improve the structure of your jawbone, Dr. Nazir can perform a bone graft.
Bone grafting involves using a portion of bone from another area of your jaw or chin or synthetic pieces to rebuild your jaw. The new portion eventually fuses with your natural bone to provide a strong foundation.
Dr. Nazir performs a bone grafting procedure in a comfortable office environment to help keep you relaxed. She administers a local anesthetic into the extraction site to harvest necessary bone unless she plans to use synthetic materials.
Once the graft is ready, Dr. Nazir makes a small incision into the area where she anchors the new bone into place. For some people, an application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — which contains essential growth factors — over the surgical site can speed up healing and improve overall bone health.
Following surgery, you can expect to return home with complete aftercare instructions to prevent infections and ensure your jaw heals properly. You may need to take antibiotics to reduce your risk for infection as you recover.
Above your upper teeth and behind your cheeks lie your sinus cavity. In some people, the roots of those upper teeth can extend up into the sinuses and when they need to be removed, the extraction process causes the wall of bone in the sinus cavity to become thin. In some cases, this thin sinus wall may not be strong enough to support a dental implant.
Dr. Nazir can perform a sinus lift, or sinus graft, where she uses donor bone material to lift and strengthen your sinus floor, which also serves as the roof of your upper jaw. Once your jaw fuses to the new piece of bone, you can move forward with your dental implant procedure.
During your implant consultation, Dr. Nazir determines if you need a bone graft or sinus lift. She uses digital X-rays to closely examine the health of your upper and lower jaw before recommending surgery.
Find out more about the benefits of bone grafting or a sinus lift by calling Dr. Nazir’s Danville office or booking an appointment online today.