Oral Surgery - Tooth Removal and Bone Grafting
Patients that have previously been told that they are not candidates for implant surgery should know that there are now many options for the augmentation of bone that DO NOT rely on bone being taken from other parts of the jaw or from the hip. Bone regeneration and bone grafting can now conservatively be completed using various forms of allografts (donated bone) and bone morphogenetic protein infused grafts. Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP) are a family of proteins that are expressed throughout life in all our body systems. When used in conjunction with bone grafting procedures these BMP's help recruit bone producing cells to the areas where augmentation is required. These are comfortable outpatient procedures that have less morbidity and discomfort associated with them than traditional forms of more invasive grafting.
Bone grafting procedures offered at Puget Sound Periodontics:
- Sinus Lift
- Block Graft
- Particulate Bone Grafts
- Guided Bone Regeneration of Extraction Sockets
- Ridge splitting procedures
Our in-house 3D imaging system (iCAT - Cone Beam Computed Tomography) allow for precise measurements, diagnosis, and planning to be completed on site and in real time, giving our patients predictable, long lasting results.