When you have missing teeth, dental implants make the best replacement option. If your jawbone is too weak for dental implants, it’s time to consider subperiosteal minimally invasive aesthetic ridge augmentation technique (S.M.A.R.T.™) bone grafting. At Ueno Center Dental Specialists in Campbell, California, serving San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, and the surrounding areas, the team of board-certified periodontists offers this innovative bone grafting technique to strengthen your jawbone so you can get dental implants. To learn more about S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
What is S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting?
S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting is an innovative treatment for people who don’t have enough healthy jawbone to support a dental implant. S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting uses minimally invasive tools and techniques to regenerate the jawbone.
S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for subperiosteal minimally invasive aesthetic ridge augmentation technique, a patented minimally invasive bone grafting method.
Traditional jawbone grafting procedures require an incision through the gum and the placement of two bone grafting materials. The oral surgeon uses a special adhesive, membrane, or screw to hold the bone grafting materials in place while they grow together.
With S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting, the team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists delivers a mixture of xenograft (bone graft material from another species) and growth factor into the weakened area of the jawbone through one incision.
The team uses specialized tools to lift the gum tissue and laparoscopic techniques to insert the bone-grafting material.
What are the benefits of S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting?
There are many benefits of S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting when compared to traditional bone grafting procedures. Some of the benefits of the minimally invasive bone grafting technique include:
- Less pain and swelling
- Faster recovery
- Shorter downtime
- Reduced risk of complications and infections
- Less scarring
- Better patient experience and outcomes
Recovery from a traditional bone grafting procedure usually takes a few weeks, while recovery from S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting may take a few days. However, bone regeneration may take a few months with either procedure.
Only a select group of providers can perform S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting. The board-certified periodontists at Ueno Center Dental Specialists have undergone specialty instruction and rigorous training in order to offer this cutting-edge treatment to you.
Am I a candidate for S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting?
Schedule a consultation with the team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists to see if you’re a candidate for S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting. The team takes an individualized approach to care and designs plans that provide the best outcomes.
If you have missing teeth but lack enough jawbone for a dental implant, the team may consider you a candidate for S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting. The team performs the minimally invasive procedure in even the most complex cases.
Call Ueno Center Dental Specialists or schedule your S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting consultation online today.