Bone Augmentation

Bone Augmentation in Tempe:
Restoring Your Smile’s Foundation

• Bone augmentation restores the jaw’s bone structure, essential for supporting dental implants.

• Our clinic specializes in dental bone augmentation procedures in Tempe, AZ

• Tempe Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental services, including bone augmentation, to enhance your smile’s foundation.

If you’re in or near Tempe, Arizona, and seeking solutions to enhance your smile, you’ve come to the right place. At Tempe Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of a confident smile, and sometimes achieving that requires more than just routine dental care. That’s where bone augmentation comes into play, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Bone Augmentation in Tempe AZ


Bone Augmentation in Tempe: Restoring Smiles with Expertise

Bone augmentation, also known as bone grafting, is a common procedure in dentistry aimed at restoring or enhancing the bone structure in your jaw. This procedure becomes necessary when there’s insufficient bone mass to support dental implants or other restorative treatments. Whether it’s due to tooth loss, trauma, or other factors, bone augmentation can help rebuild the foundation necessary for a healthy and functional smile.

• Bone augmentation, also known as bone grafting, addresses insufficient bone mass in the jaw for dental implants.

• Consult a dental implant expert to determine if bone augmentation is necessary for your oral health.

• Our clinic provides expert bone augmentation services in Tempe to restore smiles with expertise.

Some people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants.  Natural bone insufficiency can be caused by:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth development defects
  • Wearing dentures long term
  • An injury to the face or trauma
  • Spaces left empty in the mouth after teeth are removed
  • Dental procedures where efforts were not made to restore natural bone

Several techniques are used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jaw line and smile, and provide a strong and sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth.  Most patients proceed with everyday life and work often by the next day and continue throughout the months in between dentist appointments.

A dental implant expert can tell you if you need bone augmentation.

Common Techniques For Bone Augmentations

• Bone grafting involves adding bone material to the jaw, enhancing its strength to support dental implants.

• Bone graft procedures are often performed in the dental office under local anesthesia.

• Our Tempe-based clinic offers various bone augmentation techniques, including sinus lifts and ridge expansions.

Below is an overview of some of the more common techniques to augment bone.

  • Bone Grafts.  Bone grafting is a safe and highly successful procedure that involves the “building up” or adding bone to the jaw by using your own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed or synthetic bone materials. Often the new bone can be obtained from inside the mouth.  Ask your dental implant dentist about the advantages of different bone grafting methods and materials so that, together, you can make an informed decision.

Bone grafts are often performed in the implant dentist’s office using local anesthesia to numb the areas that will be involved, sometimes along with intravenous sedation to remove anxiety.

After the procedure, you will usually be given antibiotics, pain medication if needed, and an antibacterial mouthwash, and instructed to avoid eating certain foods and putting pressure on the bone graft. You will return home in between dentist appointments while the bone graft heals and should be able to work and go about your everyday life.  Give the Top Dentist Tempe a call today if you are in need of a bone augmentation.  

Your implants will be placed after the grafted bone has fused or become a strong, integrated part of the existing bone. The amount of time the integration takes varies depending on the location of the graft and the density of the bone. It may take three or more months.

  • Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation or Sinus Elevation). Missing upper back teeth are among the most difficult to restore.  When the back teeth in the upper jaw are missing the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone deteriorates over time. A sinus lift, also called sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, is a bone-augmentation procedure for patients who have insufficient natural bone in this area for dental implant placement. The procedure involves adding bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. The procedure does not affect speech, intonation or cause sinus problems.

After the bone has been given time to develop, usually for approximately four to 12 months, dental implants can be placed. Sinus augmentation, which many patients say causes only minimal discomfort, is designed to help ensure that your implants are long-lasting, with ample, strong and sturdy bone that will allow your new teeth to fit and function like healthy, natural teeth.

Ridge Expansion (Ridge Modification).  If the jaw isn’t wide enough to support dental implants, bone graft material can be added to a small ridge, or space, that is created along the top of the jaw. In some situations implants can be placed right after a ridge expansion. Other situations require approximately four to 12 months to ensure that the ridge has fully healed first.  Like all bone grafting techniques, ridge expansion helps ensure a strong foundation and long lifespan for your new teeth. It also can be used to correct an unattractive and difficult-to-clean indentation that can occur in the jawline near missing teeth.

The Benefits of Bone Augmentation

Bone augmentation offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Improved Dental Function: By restoring bone density, you can enjoy improved stability and functionality of dental implants or other restorations.
  2. Enhanced Aesthetics: A strong foundation contributes to a more natural-looking smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
  3. Long-Term Oral Health: Investing in bone augmentation sets the stage for long-term oral health, preventing further complications down the road.

Don’t let an inadequate jawbone hold you back from achieving the smile of your dreams. If you are looking for bone augmentation services in Tempe, schedule a hassle-free consultation with us now. Our team will assess your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns effectively. Contact Tempe Family Dentistry today at (480) 839-0330 for any inquiries or to book an appointment, simply fill up our Appointment Request form. Get your dental bone augmentation procedure in Tempe, AZ, done with us now. Remember, a beautiful smile begins with a healthy foundation.