Missing teeth over a period can cause your jaw bone and facial appearance to atrophy or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to the facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants without bone placement.
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is taken from a secured tissue bank or your own bone in your jaw. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum to protect the bone graft, as well as encourage bone regeneration.
Fortunately, today we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This makes the bone viable for the opportunity to place dental implants, but it also gives us a chance to restore structure and functionality of the bone for aesthetic appearance. The bone grafting procedure performed but not limited to, at Jessen Oral Surgery include:
- Sinus Lift
- Ridge Augmentation
- Socket Preservation
- Jaw Bone Health
- Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet Rich Fibrin or PRF for Dental Extractions and Dental Implants
Platelet Rich Fibrin, Leukocytes are also known as white blood cells. They are part of the immune system and are responsible for helping heal our bodies. Platelets are also blood cells. They are also key cells for producing growth factors. Fibrin is another component of the blood that works with platelets to create blood clots.
Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging during oral surgery or implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized, and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body.
Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, L-PRF is individually made for you – from you. The end results are improved healing response and significantly less recovery time.
Dr. Jessen and his team explained the need I had to have a bone grafting procedure before I could have my dental implants placed. The surgery was so easy, I had no pain or swelling. I had the PRF added to my surgery. This was taken from my own blood. Dr. Jessen is top of his game with his knowledge of everything oral surgery.
I have an immune disease and my body doesn’t heal fast or sometimes at all. Dr. Jessen explained to me that using the PRF from my own blood and the bone from my mouth would help with my changes to heal. How incredible the process was! Dr. Jessen explained to me everything before hand and made it so simple. My mouth healed quickly with my bone and my plasma and now I am ready for my implant. Thanks Dr. Jessen for listening and caring.
Reflect the best you in a healthy, beautiful permanent smile.
Bone grafting can repair bone structure and loss of bone due to previous extractions, missing teeth and injuries. Fortunately, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. Using PRF and the state-of-the-art procedures. Dr. Jessen can provide this service to improve your oral health and facial structure.
Call Dr. Jessen today for your consultation with bone grafting. 801-845-9809