Before dental implants can be placed, the jaw needs to have enough bone, good soft tissue, and enough space. When these criteria are unable to be met, our surgeons have many other techniques—including bone grafting and soft tissue grafting—to improve opportunities for success. With bone grafting, the goal is to provide adequate bone height and width for implant placement. With soft tissue grafting, the goal is to augment thin soft tissue, or to introduce tougher soft tissue when it’s lacking.
The list to the right is an abridged list of the most common bone and soft tissue surgery related procedures managed by the highly trained, diverse group of specialists at HNSA. It is for patient information only and is not meant to be all-inclusive.