Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier offer oral surgery to help patients improve their dental health. They ensure that patients feel comfortable during their procedures and even offer dental sedation for relaxing and painless care.
Sinus augmentation and bone grafting are treatments that patients typically require before restorative dental procedures. These treatments ensure that patients have enough bone tissue to support implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Our experienced dentists will help coordinate your care for optimal results.
A sinus lift is used to strengthen the bone tissue in the upper jaw area so that patients can receive one or more dental implants. During sinus augmentation treatment, we “lift” the area in the back of the mouth, exposing the bone beneath the gums.
Before this, we make a small incision in another area of the mouth to remove a small portion of bone tissue. Once we access the upper sinus area, we add the grafted tissue to the existing bone. To complete the “lift”, we close off the area with sutures. The sinus lift procedure ensures that your implants are properly supported for the best treatment outcome. It creates more space for the implants to merge with the jawbone.
Bone grafting may also be required before implant treatment. If you are receiving dental bridges or dentures that are supported by implants, you may need grafting treatment. Particularly after a tooth extraction, we can fill the socket with bone or a bone substitute. This is known as a tooth socket graft.
The first step to bone grafting treatment is making an incision in the gums. We take bone from the jaw or the upper palate and place the tissue onto the area which needs it. We then close the gum incision with sutures.
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Do you need a dental restoration? Do you require bone grafting services? Call Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier at 410.324.2294 for comfortable care in Towson, MD. Be sure to schedule an appointment online. Feel free to ask our dentists about any questions you may have about your specific treatment. They will be happy to assist you.