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Bone and Sinus Grafts


Your Smile’s New Foundation

You need a strong and healthy jaw to give your dental implants maximum support. The pressure from biting and chewing can take its course, so the foundations of your smile must be strong. Unfortunately, when teeth are lost, resorption occurs, weakening the jaw and leading to bone deterioration.

When teeth are absent, the body removes minerals from the bone that once supported them, resulting in a thin and depleted jaw.

If you need dental implants but lack sufficient jaw support, a graft or sinus lift can stimulate regrowth and renew the bone’s strength.


Understanding Bone Grafting

Often referred to as “bone augmentation,” bone grafts rebuild diminished bone using small pieces of natural or synthetic bone placed onto the depleted area.

Over a few months, the additional bone fuses with your jaw, creating a sturdy foundation capable of supporting an implant.


The Benefits of Bone Grafts

Improved Facial Support

When your jaw loses density, it can give you an aged appearance. Rebuilding the jaw supports your facial features, reducing sagging while leaving you looking younger.

Regain Lost Confidence

Losing teeth affects your ability to speak, eat, and smile, often impacting your confidence. A bone graft paves the way for dental implants, which could significantly boost your confidence.

Prepare for Your New Smile

Ultimately, a bone graft sets you up for dental implant surgery. A stronger, fuller jawbone allows us to place life-changing titanium implants that let you smile, chew, speak, and laugh effortlessly.

Look Forward to Mealtimes

Missing teeth and weakened jaws can stop you from enjoying your favourite meals. Once you’ve had a bone graft and dental implants, you can eat what you like.

Comparing Bone
Graft Types

There are several different bone graft procedures. An autograft uses pieces of bone harvested from elsewhere in your body. It fuses quickly because it’s a direct match to your existing bone.

Where it’s not possible to use an autograft, we can use a biocompatible synthetic material. This type of graft delivers excellent results but can take longer to bind to your jaw firmly.

Sinus lifts are specific grafts used on the upper jaw. The graft is placed near the back teeth between the upper jaw and sinus membrane, allowing us to place implants in your upper jaw.


Your Bone Graft

Before proceeding with your bone graft, we’ll take scans of your jaw to assess bone density.

When performing the graft, we’ll give an anaesthetic first so you feel comfortable throughout.

For an autograft procedure, we’ll carefully harvest a small amount of bone near the treatment area. Next, we’ll skillfully place it in position and seal the site.

This will take a few months to heal. We’ll check on your recovery process before booking you in for your smile-enhancing dental implant surgery.

Watch our video testimonials

“It was one of the best experiences I have had at a dentist”

Yvonne, Smile HQ Dental Implant patient, talks us through the dental implant journey with Dr Vishal Patel.

Yvonne’s Story
“Reinhald Smiles Again!”

Dr Vish performed a sinus lift and multiple implants for Reinhald, who says she didnt feel a thing.

Reinhald’s Story

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Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts at SmileHQ

If you’ve previously been refused dental implant treatment, let’s change the narrative. Bone grafts will prepare your jaw for a brighter smile and better oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.