Bone Grafts for Dental Implants

Do I Have Enough Bone?

After tooth extraction, if the walls of the socket are very thick, they will usually fill naturally with bone in two to three months. However, when the walls of your socket are very thin (such as in your upper and lower front teeth), this type of healing will not be as predictable, possibly preventing placement of dental implants to replace your missing tooth.

In these situations, a bone graft is often placed at the time of tooth extraction to help your body fill in the empty socket with bone. This step will maintain the width and volume of bone you will need for implant placement several months later.

Call our Franklin Lakes Office Franklin Lakes Phone Number 201-848-5015 or Maywood Office at Maywood Phone Number 201-712-5556 today for more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Costello. You may also use our Contact Us form. Please also read testimonials from our satisfied patients below.

Upper Front Teeth Bone Grafts

Upper Jaw Bone Illustration: Inadequate Bone to replace front teeth
1. Inadequate Bone
Upper Jaw Bone Illustration: Graft Material Placed
2. Graft Material Placed
Upper Jaw Bone Illustration: Dental Implants Placed
3. Implants Placed

There may be inadequate bone for implant placement if your tooth was removed many years ago and your bony ridge is extremely thin. In this case, a bone graft can be placed next to the thin bone and allowed to heal for up to six months. After the graft has fused to your pre-existing bone, the ridge will be re-entered and the implant placed. Bone grafting is usually a relatively comfortable office procedure. Many different bone-grafting materials are available, including your own bone.


Sinus Lift Bone Graft

Upper Jaw Bone Illustration: Inadequate Bone to replace side teeth
1. Inadequate Bone
Upper Jaw Bone Illustration: Graft Material and Dental Implant Placed
2. Graft Material and Implant Placed

You may also need bone grafting if the sinus cavities in your upper jaw are very large, or very low, and extend into the tooth-bearing areas. This often occurs when teeth in the back of a person’s upper jaw have been removed many years before, and the amount of bone available for implant placement is limited. A “sinus grafting procedure” is then required. Most often, it is performed in the office with local anesthesia and perhaps sedation. During this procedure, the membrane that lines the sinus will be located and elevated. Bone will then be added to restore the bone height and ensure that dental implants of an adequate length can be placed. This procedure often can be performed at the time of implant placement.

Learn More About Bone Grafting For Dental Implants

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call our Maywood Office at Maywood Phone Number 201-712-5556, or our Franklin Lakes Office Franklin Lakes Phone Number 201-848-5015.

Patient Reviews: Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Please read the reviews from our patients about their bone graft prep for dental implants experience with us. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your oral surgery experience with Costello Oral Surgery Associates. Call our office if you would like more information: Maywood Phone Number 201-712-5556.

Costello Oral Surgery Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Bone Grafting for Implants reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have been very impressed with Dr. Costello and his staff since my first phone call to make an appointment. The billing staff was very helpful and kind too!

- Penelope H

5 out of 5 stars on
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The experience was more than I imagined, I recommend Dr. Costello and his staff as a team of highly skilled professionals.

- Cynthia G

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Bone Grafting for Implants
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Waiting Time:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

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- Frances F

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Bone Grafting for Implants
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Waiting Time:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5