S.M.A.R.T.™ Bone Grafting at San Diego Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
People with missing teeth have a number of tooth replacement options available, but dental implants are the only one that supports jawbone growth. When a tooth has been missing for a long time, it can result in jawbone deterioration, making it difficult if not impossible to hold an implant. Dental bone graft surgery replaces the missing bone and further stimulates the growth of new bone, creating a strong foundation to support dental implants.
Traditional bone augmentation techniques involve invasive surgery, a risk of complications, and a significant healing time. But recent advances in bone augmentation technology have given today’s dental bone grafting candidates a new option with fewer risks, less discomfort, and a faster healing time.
Introducing…the S.M.A.R.T.™ Bone Grafting Technique.
What is the S.M.A.R.T.™ technique for dental bone grafting?
The S.M.A.R.T.™ method (Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique) was developed by Dr. Ernesto Lee, an internationally renowned Master Clinician and innovator in the fields of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lee was looking for a way to predictably manage complex bone augmentation cases in “the smile zone.” And in doing so, he developed the only patented minimally invasive dental bone grafting technique.
Unlike traditional bone grafting procedures that require surgically flapping open the gums, S.M.A.R.T.™ bone grafting involves only a small incision made in the gum tissue near where the graft will be placed. Using specially designed instruments to lift the tissue away from the bone, and laparoscopic techniques to insert the bone-grafting material into the incision, the S.M.A.R.T.™ technique reduces the possibility of scarring and gum recession while restoring radiant smiles.
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What are the benefits of S.M.A.R.T.™ dental bone grafting?
S.M.A.R.T.™ dental bone grafting is the preferred method for both patients and dental practitioners in cases where bone augmentation is called for. Traditional bone grafting does have its place, and in many cases, it is still the best option. But qualified candidates for the S.M.A.R.T.™ technique appreciate the following benefits of this revolutionary alternative to traditional bone grafting methods:
- Minimally invasive, requiring only a small incision
- Greater overall comfort than more invasive methods
- No need for a second surgical site for bone harvesting
- Fewer complications involved
- Lowered risk of infection
- Faster healing time / less downtime required for recovery
- Keeps gum tissue intact
- Decreased risk of gums recession
- Lowered risk of scarring
- More aesthetically appealing results in the smile zone
- Highly effective for building up jawbone to support implants
The best way to determine if you’re a qualified candidate for S.M.A.R.T.™ dental bone grafting is to consult a dental surgeon who has been trained and certified in the S.M.A.R.T.™ technique.
Get S.M.A.R.T.™ Bone Grafting in San Diego
At San Diego Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Kennie Kwok is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures in order to help keep his patients in optimum oral health. As a certified practitioner of the S.M.A.R.T.™ Bone Grafting technique, Dr. Kwok offers this innovative and minimally invasive procedure to qualified candidates in need of bone augmentation.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (619) 543-0905 today.