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Making Dental Rejuvenation Possible With Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifting

Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifting

Is Bone Grafting Right For Me?

If you are getting dental implants, you need to have a certain amount of bone available in the jaw for a successful result. Dr. Khaimov uses Cone Beam x-rays to make sure there is enough bone tissue to support the implant itself and to ensure proper placement of the implant. If there is not enough bone tissue, a bone graft can rebuild that essential bone tissue so there is a firm foundation for dental implants.

Missing Teeth May Lead to Bone Loss

Bone grafting may sound like a complicated process, but you can get the results you need with a simple bone grafting procedure. Dr. Khaimov is an experienced periodontist and also performs bone grafting procedures, sinus lifts and ridge augmentation to restore the jaw. If you have lost bone after gum disease or trauma, we are here to help you get your smile back!

Bone Grafting Procedures

A bone graft can improve the function of the smile and restore your self-confidence. Dr. Khaimov uses innovative grafting techniques to ensure proper placement and integration of the bone for restoring the natural contours of the jaw and chin. In addition to the basic bone replacement procedures, he performs sinus lift & ridge augmentation.

Get a bone graft from a trusted periodontist. Dr. Khaimov is a certificate holder of a three-year specialty training program of Periodontics and Implant Surgery. He was also a former clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at UMDNJ.

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Additional Bone Grafting Treatments

Jaw Bone Health - Dangers of Bone Loss

Many patients do not realize that even a single missing tooth can have destructive effects on the jaw. Your jaw bone is at risk to deteriorate as soon as the tooth root goes missing.

A missing tooth, over time, can cause bite problems, misalignment and changes to the natural contour of the jaw. If you have more significant bone loss, the jaw can look like it is sinking in and your face can even change shape! A bone graft rebuilds that lost tissue to help maintain your natural jaw line.

Sinus Lifting

Designed to add bone below the sinuses to create support for an implant. The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option besides wearing loose dentures.

The key to a successful and long-lasting dental implant is the quality and quantity of jaw bone to which the implant will be attached. If bone loss has occurred due to injury or periodontal disease, a sinus augmentation can raise the sinus floor and allow for new bone formation.

Ridge Augmentation

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed, to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Dr. Khaimov may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to help restore the height and width of the space created by the tooth and bone loss, and into which new bone should grow. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement. A ridge augmentation procedure is performed in Dr. Khaimov’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication in addition.

Nerve Repositioning

Dental implants can be challenging to perform for some patients. One of the common reasons is when there is not enough jaw bone mass to provide ample support for the implant placement. When this is the case, a nerve repositioning is necessary.

Nerve repositioning is a dental procedure that is performed when there is insufficient bone mass to hold the dental implant in the lower jaw area. Nerve repositioning is needed for the dental implants to be placed without damaging the nerve. The procedure can render the jaw and lower lip numb so a less aggressive approach, like blade implants placement, is often considered first.

If you are up for nerve repositioning, here are the standard steps to follow.

First, Dr. Khaimov will assess if you are eligible for nerve repositioning. You will need x-rays and/or CT scans to complete the assessment. When Dr. Khaimov finds you suitable for a dental implant, you will be scheduled for the procedure.

To start the procedure, the dental surgeon will make an incision on the lower jaw bone to expose the alveolar nerve. In order to do this, part of the lower jaw bone needs to be removed to make the nerve visible and isolate the area before it is carefully repositioned either to the side or outwards. When it is out of harm’s way, the dental implants can then be placed. This can be done right away or another time, depending on the circumstances. The accessed part will then need to be filled again with bone graft material from the maxillofacial region (either from the chin, upper jaw at the back of the last tooth or the third molar region), surface of the tibia at the knee or the hip. Synthetic materials may also be used. In many cases, the use of the patient’s own bones for addition or repair. The surgeon will determine where to get the bone graft material.

Since the alveolar nerve is sensitive, surgical padding is placed between it and the dental implant. This is to ensure that the dental implant won’t come into contact with the alveolar nerve. The patient may be under general anesthesia or IV (intravenous) sedation throughout the procedure.

Because this is not a simple procedure, Dr. Khaimov must discuss fully and thoroughly with the patient its pros and cons to come up with the best and safest solution available.

After the operation, the patient is advised to limit physical activity. It is recommended to take bed rest for at least a day. Pain medication and antibiotics may also be prescribed.

Testimonials

5 stars

“I highly recommend Dr Mark Khaimov, He is very knowledgeable and caring! I was scared how I was feeling & looking for the next few days after he did the bone graft & implant & he returned my calls, made me feel at ease & checked on me for the few days!” - Ana John MG

5 stars

“I was recently seen by Dr. Khaimov and I had a great experience. He and his staff treated me very well. I would recommend him to anyone.” - Irma Romano

5 stars

“The office is quite professional and extremely friendly. I had a very positive experience. Thank you Dr. Khaimov!!!” - Angela Chiodo

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Missing teeth can have a major impact on a someone's health and self esteem. That's why Dr. Mark Khaimov takes pride in giving his patients lasting treatments to improve their health and quality of life for years to come.

We can't wait to give you a healthier smile.

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