Surgical Procedures in Crest Hill, IL

When general dentistry isn’t sufficient for teeth, jaw, or mouth problems, your dentist might recommend that you consult with an oral surgeon. Usually, oral surgery is only suggested when other dentistry treatment options have been unsuccessful.

It might seem scary to consider the prospect of surgery, but rest assured knowing that our expert surgeons routinely do these procedures. Proactive treatment is essential to help you avoid dental complications in the future. Here is an overview of some of the surgical methods offered here at Soltani Periodontics & Implant Dentistry:

Sinus Grafting

If implants are being placed in the upper molars or premolars, then sinus grafting might be necessary when there isn’t enough bone to support the implants. Your periodontist will use a CT scan to check the bone density in the area as well as the positioning of the sinuses, then determine if you need bone grafting before the placement of dental implants.

Only a thin wall of bone separates the mouth and the maxillary sinuses, especially when the bone is eroded by gum disease or missing teeth. This thin bone area might not be sufficient for holding dental implants in place. A sinus graft (also known as a sinus lift) lines the sinus membranes with the placement of donor bone or a bone graft substitute. This placement promotes bone growth, which makes the area strong enough to support the necessary dental implant.

Bone Grafting

When bone loss occurs in the jawbone, it can have a cascading effect that results in loose teeth and instability. Often, bone density decreases when teeth are missing, or the bone is being affected by chronic gum disease. If additional support is needed in this part of the jaw bone, then a graft can help promote growth which increases bone density. Bone grafting is commonly used in conjunction with our procedures, such as dental implants.

Bone grafting involves an incision in the gums, followed by the attachment of a graft or other bone material to the affected area. The donor graft can be obtained by taking bone from your tibia, hip, or the back area of the jaw. Alternatively, bone graft material can be sourced from another person (usually a cadaver), another animal, or synthetic material that contains ingredients such as calcium sodium phosphosilicate or calcium phosphate. We also offer the S.M.A.R.T technique. Call our office to learn more and to see if this treatment is right for you.

Ridge Augmentation

This oral surgery is used for reconstructing the natural jaw and gum line. If bone loss occurs due to extraction or other types of dental conditions, then ridge augmentation might be recommended to strengthen the integrity of the jawbone before implant surgery. The goal is to recreate the natural contour of the alveolar ridge, which is the area of the jawbone that surrounds the roots of your teeth.

If a tooth extraction occurs, then the bone around the missing tooth can break – causing the width and height of the socket to deteriorate. Ridge augmentation surgery rebuilds the original size and appearance of this area for aesthetic purposes or preparation before the placement of dental implants.

We Accept Most Insurances

We work hard to make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Soltani Periodontics & Implant Dentistry accepts all PPO insurance plans, and we file your insurance for you so the benefits will come directly to us. We accept Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Blue Cross BlueShield, Guardian, United Healthcare, and more!