I was pleased that you provided me the tooth care the same day we called. I was concerned that the pain was due to an on going infection and would persist into the weekend. We were visiting relatives in Florida & were not going home to Connecticut until the following week. Thanks.
Bone grafting is part of the Regenerative Dentistry procedures and it is aimed at restoration/regeneration of bone tissue that was lost as a result of either trauma, disease, atrophy or combination thereof. As was described here, titanium or other bone compatible implants should be placed/submerged into a bone tissue and preferably the one with a good density, because only bone tissue will respond with biological “integration” to those implants. Whenever the bone is not present or has insufficient dimensions or density then the bone grafting and compaction is necessary. In other words, the bone grafting procedure can be described as bone contour augmentation using either transplanted bone or bone like bio-compatible substances.
Once the natural tooth is lost then the bone that used to hold it undergoes a very rapid restructuring. The loss of function that is very often combined with dental infection leads to a bone modification resulting in decrease in volume in a three dimensional pattern. In other words, once the functional load has been lost, your jaw bone does not restore its original configuration since it “thinks” such configuration is no longer needed. The most advance bone loss is usually observed when the tooth or teeth have been absent for longer periods of time. Presence of complete or partial dentures only makes it worse. The latter one acts as biological bone “erasers” due to unnatural support they receive that is being derived from the soft tissue of the gums and which in turn leads to lesser stability.
Another factor that is very specific only for upper posterior teeth is the presence of a large air filled cavities such as our maxillary sinuses. Those sinuses are abundant in our facial structures, and almost every bone in our facial skeleton has it. Their function and biological importance is not fully understood. The large sinuses that are adjacent to upper back teeth are called maxillary sinuses and those are the ones we know that may get infected or get affected by allergies. The upper back teeth act as a “biological support” of the floor of those sinuses and when those teeth are lost for whatever reason the sinus “floor” extends downward. On the x-rays, it looks as if that sinus floor dropped down if we compare it to the areas where natural teeth are still hanging on. Such an expansion of the sinus floor takes place at the expense of the bone tissue that ceases to exist at the area of a drop. In upper toothless jaws, it is not uncommon to see the sinus expansion being so advanced that the remaining bone between the oral cavity and the sinuses becomes paper thin. This is when once again the grafting of the bone becomes an option to restore bone mass and later successfully place implants
To get even more info on bone grafting see our FAQ section.
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I am from out of town and am not a patient of this practice. I was in extreme pain, my husband called and Dr. Val Daniyar was able to see me the same day. I have an extreme fear of the dentist and on this day I had to have my tooth pulled. I was quite upset!!! The doctor was very informative and reassuring. He pulled my tooth and followed up a week later. Both Dr. Daniyar and his office staff were pleasant and very accommodating.Anonymous
After a horrible morning with a chipped front tooth, Dr. Val Daniyar was able to fit me in that same afternoon and fixed my chip right away. My tooth looks as good as ever and you cannot tell it ever had a chip. I would recommend Dr. Val Daniyar to anyone.Egle
I needed to get in for an emergency check-up the day after Christmas. I had never gone here before and they were able to accommodate me that same day around my work schedule! They even called me to see if I could come in earlier since they had a cancellation since they knew I was in pain. They were very quick and thorough with my appointment and made me feel very welcome. Their office is beautiful as well and their reception desk is incredibly nice – I would highly recommend making this your dentist of choice!Katie
I’m somewhat new to the area and one day while at work during lunch, out of the blue my crown breaks and is poking my toung when I talked, and it hurt. I got on my phone and this dentist office was closest to where I worked. Called them and they got me in within 30 minutes. Checked me out, told me I would need a new crown and ground off the part that was irritating my toung. I was back to work in less than an hour. I have been getting all of my toothy needs there ever since. The staff is professional as well as pleasant and they care about my health and well being. By the way…I’ve never waited longer than 5 minutes in the waiting room. You all are A+ in my book.Terry
…we are so grateful for the compassion and care you have provided our family!! It truly has been a great experience and awesome service. The hospitality and care were simply superb! You are all wonderful people and a great team. We recommend you to any and all of our friends and family near and far. May God bless you all and everything you do!!Rebekah M.
…I was blessed to find a doctor that couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful during my traumatic dental problem. I wish I had a doctor like that long time ago for I would not have had so much fear thenRoger S.
… my teeth look so much better, so much shinier, I am so proud of the smile you gave me. [you are] truly the best doctor because you always care about your patients!Salane P.
My problem was rather complex and on the top of everything it involved a lot of paperwork. But it seems nothing is too hard for the doctor with his supreme skills, knowledge and courteous approach. All treatment turned out to be quite a lot of fun, contrary to what I was expecting.Will G.
.. I must say I enjoy coming to see Dr. D. because he and his team make me feel so comfortable and treat me very special way while staying on top of things. My whole family has been very happy with Dr. D. !!Brigitte
I felt that they really valued my health and happiness because they followed up even after my appointment just to check up on me. It was such a nice gesture that made a huge difference. The office was very easy to locate. I didn’t have any trouble finding it at all. I’ve already told my friends and family about the fantastic experience I had there. The doctor and his staff are great!Michelle