S.M.A.R.T. Bone Grafting - Attleboro Falls, MA
Minimally Invasive Bone Restoration
Regain the Foundation of Your Smile
If you’re missing bone in your jaw—whether due to recession or trauma—you may not be able to receive dental implants. Since implants are the longest-lasting, and most natural-looking tooth replacement option available, that’s a significant limitation. Dental science has developed ways to restore lost jawbone. The most common grafting techniques require us to open your gums and place bone material harvested from other areas of your body. At PremierOne Implant Centers we have a minimally invasive way to perform a bone graft in Attleboro Falls, MA. It’s called S.M.A.R.T.™ bone grafting.
The S.M.A.R.T.™ bone grafting technique is not only distinctive for the way it’s performed, but because it requires special training to use. Dr. Mark Schenkman, our acclaimed oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is one of a select group of clinicians qualified to provide S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting. If you need bone grafting so your jaw can support dental implants, or so you can restore complete oral function, this technique greatly increases your comfort level during the procedure and speeds up your healing afterward.
What’s Unique About S.M.A.R.T. Bone Grafting
With S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting we can make just one small incision in the gum tissue near where the bone has receded. Using specialized tools, we lift the tissue away from the bone to gain access to the affected area—without having to flap your gums back. We then insert the bone grafting material through that incision. This will help restore the volume, size, and strength of the bone in the area. If you have bone loss or a defect in your front teeth you may find this technique especially beneficial. With minimal incisions and no need to harvest bone from your body, S.M.A.R.T. is the best way to prepare you for dental implants after bone loss. See the different ways we can use this technique now.
Specialized Bone Grafting Treatments
When you lose bone in your upper jaw, your sinus can collapse into the gap left behind. By adding bone grafting material beneath the sinus floor, we both elevate the membrane and create sufficient bone mass to attach dental implants.
If you have an uneven jawline due to trauma, tooth loss, disease, or a birth defect, your jawbone may be too slender or weak to support dental implants. With a ridge augmentation we restore the natural bone contours of your jaw so that implants will stay firmly in place.
We can accelerate your healing after bone grafting with plasma-rich growth factors (PrGF). These occur naturally in your plasma. Using a small sample of your blood, we isolate these growth factors and introduce them into your treatment site. These form a protective layer over the bone grafting area and help stimulate healing. PrGF have been proven to accelerate bone regrowth.