Jawbone Augmentation and Sinus Lift
One of the more profound effects of conditions like periodontal disease and tooth loss is that they can have a seriously detrimental effect on your smile’s foundation – your jawbone. For example, in the case of periodontal disease, the condition can erode your healthy, vital jawbone structure. In the case of tooth loss, the absence of your teeth roots can result in reduced stimulation and fewer nutrients, causing your jawbone to shrink. In addition to the visual effects of jawbone degradation, this can also impact your candidacy for replacing your lost teeth roots with dental implants. Fortunately, those effects can often be addressed and reversed with the help of jawbone grafting, also known as ridge augmentation, or a sinus lift (to fortify the upper jawbone).
How Can You Benefit?
Bone grafting/augmentation and sinus lifts are procedures that involve grafting biocompatible donor tissue to a degraded area of your lower or upper jawbone. In addition to revitalizing your smile and facial appearance, this also makes your jawbone sturdier and more capable of receiving and supporting dental implants. This means you’ll have a better chance of rebuilding and preserving your smile following tooth loss, and it reduces your risks of experiencing more substantial oral health problems in the future.
Build Up Your Smile’s Foundation
With jawbone or ridge augmentation, you can fortify a weakened jawbone to prepare for dental implant placement. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at 713-668-9119. We proudly welcome patients who live in Bellaire, Houston, West University/Southside Place, Southwest Houston, the Galleria area, and all surrounding communities.