Our Kelowna dentists perform bone grafts and sinus lifts to help strengthen your jaw bone and improve your oral health.
What is a Bone Graft?
A bone graft is a minor surgical procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone to try and strengthen it, curb bone loss or prepare for another dental procedure such as placing a dental implant.Request Appointment
Reasons for a Bone Graft
If you require a dental implant, but your jaw bone is too thin or too soft to support it, a bone graft may be recommended. After the bone graft procedure, there will generally be a waiting period of a few months until you can have your dental implant surgery.
For patients with severe gum disease that leads to bone loss, a bone graft may also be advised to help regenerate the bone and prevent teeth from loosening or falling out.
Bone grafting can encourage the natural growth of bone tissues. As the natural bone grows, it generally replaces the graft material completely, resulting in a fully integrated region of new bone.
A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to help prepare for a dental implant.
A sinus lift helps to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so that your dentist can place the implant.