Thanks to advanced techniques, we can facilitate new bone growth in areas of trauma or in where the bone structure has naturally shrunk away due to disease or tooth loss. Enhancing the bone quality and density through bone grafting serves to support restorations like dental implants as well as aesthetic concerns like as atypical facial structures following trauma, cancer treatment, or tooth loss.
Using bone grafting materials to help reconstruct areas of injuries, birth defects, or after the removal of a tumor is vital to maintaining oral function without sacrificing the appearance and self-esteem of our patients. This specialist service allows us to provide a wider range of reconstructive options for your oral health needs.
If you’ve lost teeth in the upper arch and are planning to replace them with dental implants, you may need a sinus lift bone graft. When the roots of the teeth are missing, the soft lining of the nasal sinuses can drop down and fill in the area where the implant needs to be placed. By raising the lining of the sinus and adding new bone to the upper jaw, we can provide predictable implant surgery to non-conventional patients with particularly challenging oral health needs.
One of the uniquely advanced services that our Tustin, CA office provides is tissue engineering through stem cells/bone morphogenic protein (BMP) that trigger the body to heal faster and produce better bone integration in areas where bone grafting is needed. While these procedures are fairly straightforward for a specialist like Dr. Thiede, it’s natural for some people to feel nervous about having any type of oral surgery or tissue reconstruction. Fortunately, we’re able to provide gentle sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort at all times.
Dr. Craig Thiede has over 20 years of experience in oral surgery specialties such as implant placement, bone grafting, and reconstructive services.