Bone Grafting at Sound Surgical Arts: Ensuring the Success of Your Dental Implants in Tacoma

At Sound Surgical Arts, we understand how vital dental implants are in restoring your smile, confidence, and oral function after losing one or more teeth. However, many patients may require additional procedures to ensure the longevity and success of their dental implants.

In such cases, our experienced team proudly offers bone grafting procedures that can enhance the stability of your implants and boost your overall oral health. If you’re considering dental implants, read on to discover the benefits of bone grafting, learn about the procedures we offer, and how Sound Surgical Arts can help you achieve your desired dental outcomes.

Why Bone Grafting is Crucial for Dental Implant Success

Dental implants rely on healthy jawbone for support and stability. Unfortunately, when a person loses a tooth or teeth, the jawbone tends to lose its density and volume due to lack of stimulation. This deterioration can lead to insufficient bone mass, compromising the likelihood of dental implant success.

Bone grafting is an essential procedure that addresses this issue by replenishing the lost bone material and stimulating growth through transplantation or regeneration techniques. With a secure foundation, dental implants can achieve proper integration within the jawbone, ensuring their long-term function, aesthetics, and durability.

Bone Grafting Procedures Offered at Sound Surgical Arts

At Sound Surgical Arts, our team of experts specializes in a variety of bone grafting techniques tailored to suit the unique needs of each patient. With cutting-edge technology and skillful expertise, we perform the following bone grafting procedures:

  1. Autogenous Bone Grafting – This method makes use of the patient’s bone, typically harvested from the chin or retromolar areas. Autogenous bone grafting is often considered the ideal option since it uses the patient’s bone cells to stimulate new bone growth.
  2. Allograft Bone Grafting – In this procedure, we employ sterilized, processed, and freeze-dried bone from a deceased donor. Allograft bone grafting eliminates the need for a second surgical site to harvest the patient’s bone, reducing discomfort and recovery time.
  3. Xenograft Bone Grafting – Xenografting utilizes bone from a different species, typically bovine. The bone undergoes specialized processing to ensure safety and compatibility. This option is especially beneficial for patients who may not have sufficient bone available for harvesting.
  4. Alloplastic Bone Grafting – Alloplastic grafting involves the use of synthetic materials, such as biocompatible bone substitutes, to promote new bone growth. This option can be advantageous when other grafting materials are not suitable for the patient.
  5. Guided Bone Regeneration – This technique employs a membrane barrier to guide and improve new bone growth in the intended area. The membrane protects the grafting site from unwanted cells, ensuring the development of dense, healthy bone.
  6. Sinus Lift – A sinus lift is a specific type of bone grafting procedure that increases bone density in the upper jaw. This technique is particularly beneficial for patients who require dental implants in their upper arch, where the bone may be thinner and sinus cavities larger.


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The Sound Surgical Arts Difference

At Sound Surgical Arts, we prioritize patient comfort, satisfaction, and exceptional clinical outcomes in every procedure we perform. Our team of experts continually undergoes advanced training and stays up-to-date with the latest technology and innovations in bone grafting and dental implantology. We work diligently to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care through a comfortable and compassionate environment.


Bone Grafting and Reconstruction

Over a period of time the jawbone associated with a missing tooth or several missing teeth either atrophies or is reabsorbed.  In other words it becomes small, thin and poor in quality that neither a prosthesis (dentures) nor implants can be used.  Jawbone atrophy is a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants.

Fortunately today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.

Large bone grafting procedures are typically performed to repair large defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of severe atrophy, traumatic injuries like a fracture, ablative tumor surgery, or congenital bone defects (cleft palate). Large defects are usually repaired using the patient’s own bone or in combination with bone stimulating proteins.

The use of recombinant human bone morphogenic proteins type 2 (rhBMP2) in clinical practice has changed the world of bone reconstruction:  this technique allows for the reconstruction of a bony defect  without the need for a donor site and therefore with minimal discomfort.  Furthermore, It allows us to reconstruct bone defects in a more consistent and predictable way that when using only a bone graft alone.


Dental Bone Grafting Reviews

Sound Surgical Arts

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 Bone Grafting reviews.

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Exceptional care, a knowledgeable staff and an office that is calm and always working to be polite and engaging with patients.

- Lesley B

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I would recommend that my experience here is always an 11/10 service. Amazing staff!!

- Amanda W

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I am blessed to have this great surgeon and her staff taking care of my low and superior maxilla bone recuperation and implants to be able to eat and do my job normally.

- Dr. Guadalupe W

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I feel fortunate to have Dr. La Rosa and her staff in our community for expert periodontal care. I highly recommend Sound Surgical Arts!

- Guy A

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I have felt extremely cared for and comforted throughout every visit. This has been such a positive experience at a very traumatic time. I can tell the whole staff is happy to be working here and helping their patients. I feel truely blessed to have been given this referral.

- Judy P

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