Bone Grafts in South Williamsport Will Get Your Mouth Ready For Implants
If you’ve been told that your jaw isn’t strong enough to support dental implants, we have good news for you! Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and the team at the LANAP and Implant Center use bone grafts to fill in areas of thinning bone. If your jawbone is unhealthy due to disease, injury, or missing teeth, a grafting procedure can make it sturdy enough so you can receive dental implants and enjoy all their benefits, including:Doctor David DiGiallorenzo on bone grafting Read Transcript
Hi. I'm Dr. David DiGiallorenzo at the Lanap and Implant Center. I'm just going to touch base briefly on bone grafting and what we do at the Lanap and Implant Center. Typically, we see a lot of patients who have either cracked or failing teeth, whether they've had root canal or they've just failed biomechanically as a result of stress or a trauma. When we remove teeth, one of the critical elements is to preserve the bony structure. Even if we're not going to be utilizing dental implants in the near term, we want to create a foundation which is going to give the patient options. Typically, when teeth have had root canal or are removed, there can be a lot of destruction of the bony housing of the lower jaw or the upper jaw. It becomes critically important to not only detoxify the jaw appropriately upon surgical intervention, but also it becomes critically important to set a foundation in which can receive orthopedic inserts, whether they be metal-free dental implants or titanium in the future.
Bone grafting is critically important to secure that foundation. The way we have approached bone grafting is to, as a primary source of regeneration, is to use platelet-derived growth factors. In our office, our assistants are trained phlebotomists. They take blood from the patient. We then spin the platelets. We isolate the growth factors, and then we mix these growth factors with different materials that are then introduced back into the mouth. This process ameliorates healing, reduces inflammation, reduces infection, and really helps the body to understand that these are like cells. When we do dental implants, we'll coat the implants in the patient's growth factors. When we place a bone graft, we'll utilize bone which is coated in these growth factors. This has been extremely therapeutically important for how we operate at the Lanap and Implant Center.
- A complete smile and increased confidence to go along with it
- The ability to eat any kind of delicious, delectable foods you want
- Improved oral health and better overall health
- A younger-looking, more attractive appearance
Call our team today to schedule your consultation: 570-505-6908. We’re located at 2685 Euclid Ave., next to the Valley Inn.
Make Your Jaw Healthier & Stronger
Missing teeth can cause your bone structure to slowly deteriorate, or resorb. If your jawbone has resorbed or suffered damage, we may need to build up the lost bone before dental implants can be placed.
A bone graft uses synthetic bone material to spur new bone growth. Besides allowing you to get dental implants, bone regeneration can protect your remaining teeth and help you avoid an unattractive gum ridge deformity.
Trust an Experienced Professional For Your Procedure
Dr. DiGiallorenzo specializes in two types of bone graft procedures. If your sinus membrane is positioned too low for dental implant placement, he can perform a sinus bone grafting procedure to make room for your implants. Calcium grafting materials will help your bone quickly grow in the affected area. As these new bone cells continue to grow, they will eventually replace the grafting materials.
A ridge preservation bone graft is sometimes needed after a tooth is extracted. After Dr. DiGiallorenzo removes your tooth, he will fill the area with absorbable calcium materials. He’ll then cover the spot to protect the new bone growth.
Recover From Bone Grafting Through PRGF & Proper Nutrition
PRGF (platelets rich in growth factors) is a revolutionary technique that Dr. DiGiallorenzo performs to stimulate his patients’ healing. Employing the latest stem cell technology, this treatment uses a small amount of your own blood to encourage healing of your gum and bone tissues. PRGF can make your healing process painless, reduce swelling, and lead to more successful results overall.
Providing your body the right combination of nutritious foods will make it better able to heal itself following your grafting procedure. Using a combination of PRGF, your own natural stem cells, and a customized nutrition program, we’ll help make your healing as quick and successful as possible.
Bone grafts make dental implants a reality for our patients. Call 570-505-6908 today to schedule your consultation.