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Bone Grafting

Close up dental implant in jawbone

If you have a weakened jawbone from years of missing teeth, you may be able to benefit from bone grafting in Richardson. This advanced procedure can enhance the thickness of your jawbone by transferring a small piece of bone to the weakened area of your jaw.

The new bone material will stimulate your body to produce new bone cells in the affected area, thereby slowly building your jawbone back to full strength and thickness.

The small piece of bone or grafting material use in this procedure can come from:

  • The patient’s hip bone or rear jawbone
  • A separate human donor
  • An animal source
  • Synthetic grafting material

A bone grafting procedure at Shwarts Family Dentistry typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully heal. Once your jawbone is back to full strength, you will be ready to begin dental implant treatment.

Sinus Lift Surgery

Sinus lift surgery

If you are missing a tooth in the upper arch, you may not have enough bone near the maxillary sinuses to support dental implants. If this is the case for you, a sinus lift in Richardson can make room for new bone to be added to the area near your molars and premolars.  

Sinus lift surgery begins with a small incision in the gum tissue where your back teeth used to be. Next, Dr. Shwarts will open a small window in the underlying bone and gently lift the sinus membrane up and away from your jaw. Grafting material is then placed in the hole to stimulate new bone growth. Finally, Dr. Shwarts will stitch up your gums and the healing process will begin.

Get Started on Your Smile Restoration Today!

Are you tired of going through life without the confidence that comes with an attractive, full smile? Even if you have dental issues that need to be addressed first, do not wait to contact our team at Shwarts Family Dentistry to ask about dental implants in Richardson. Dr. Shwarts will assess your unique needs and create a customized treatment plan to ensure your dental implants have the foundation they need to last for many years to come.