About Dental Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafting replaces missing bone and aids in the re-growth of new bone by placing material from the patient’s own body (or an artificial, synthetic or natural substitute) into the area where bone once existed. The new bone growth strengthens the grafted area by forming a bridge between the existing bone and the graft material. Over time, new bone growth will replace much of the grafted material.

Bone grafts are most commonly used to restore or regenerate bone as needed prior to the placement of bridges or dental implants.

Types of Bone Grafts / Dental Bone Grafting Techniques

Dr. Gregg W. McKenzie offers a variety of bone grafting techniques to enhance your oral health! Learn about them:

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a procedure for adding bone material to the jaw when necessary.

Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation surgery is used to restore the jaw bone when tooth loss weakens the tooth socket.

Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is performed when the ridge of the jaw must be built up prior to placing implants.

Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration

Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a technique that restores bone strength prior to implant placement.

Call Dr. McKenzie to discus your bone grafting needs: (803) 788-0900

As one of the most experienced Periodontists in the Columbia, SC area, Dr. Gregg W. McKenzie is your provider of choice for simple and complex bone grafting procedures.
From sinus lifts to guided tissue regeneration, he has you covered!