Laser-Assisted Ridge and Sinus Augmentation
Jawbone grafting, also known as ridge or sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that Dr. Kania may recommend in cases of severe periodontitis and/or tooth loss. In its advanced stages, periodontal disease can cause significant damage to your periodontal tissues as well as the jawbone structure underneath them. This erosion is a primary reason why severe periodontal disease leads to tooth loss, and part of your periodontal treatment may include grafting to restore the mass, density, and strength of your upper and/or lower jawbone. With the help of laser technology and highly biocompatible bone growth factors, Dr. Kania can offer more natural and precise treatment results for your jawbone grafting procedure.
When Jawbone Grafting Is Necessary
The ability to restore your jawbone’s mass and density is an integral part of your periodontal care for several different reasons. Having a solid foundation of healthy bone structure is necessary for you to retain your healthy, natural teeth. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then fortifying that foundation is necessary to restoring your smile and replacing the lost tooth with a lifelike dental implant. Before recommending jawbone grafting, Dr. Kania will perform a comprehensive examination and evaluation of your periodontal health, jawbone, tooth structure, and more. Then, she’ll consult with you to determine if jawbone grafting is a good idea.
How Laser Technology Enhances the Process
Trimming or modifying your periodontal tissues is a common reason for employing lasers during your periodontal treatment. However, with a choice of specially calibrated periodontal lasers, we can also utilize the advanced technology for procedures that involve modifying harder tissues, such as your teeth roots and jawbone structure. If you require jawbone grafting, then utilizing laser technology can allow us to properly prepare your jawbone structure and, if necessary, nearby teeth roots, to help ensure a minimally invasive treatment process.
Schedule a visit to learn more about jawbone grafting
Depending on your specific oral and periodontal health needs, jawbone grafting may be an important part of restoring and maintaining your smile. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania and our team, contact our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, by calling (760) 642-0711.