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Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Technique

Bone grafting may be necessary if your jawbone lacks sufficient mass to support a dental implant. S.M.A.R.T. is a modern, minimally invasive bone grafting technique with several benefits over traditional methods of bone grafting. Doctors who perform the S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting technique have special training beyond a standard Oral Surgeon.

What is S.M.A.R.T. Bone Grafting?

S.M.A.R.T. stands for Subperiosteal, Minimally Invasive, Aesthetic, Ridge Augmentation Technique. S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting is minimally invasive because the only cut necessary to make is one small incision in the patient’s gums. Compared to traditional bone grafting, the S.M.A.R.T. method produces superior results with less postoperative swelling and a quicker recovery.

How does S.M.A.R.T. Bone Grafting Work?

The S.M.A.R.T. methodology was developed to augment bone more predictably as to the ultimate result. In addition, the S.M.A.R.T. technique works to preserve the soft tissue around the surgical site. And the S.M.A.R.T. procedure creates bone grafts using a different material than traditional grafting.

Instead of taking bone from somewhere else on a patient’s body, the S.M.A.R.T. technique uses a xenograft bone material mixture to enable natural bone regeneration. Laparoscopic procedures allow doctors to deliver the material directly to the surgical site without removing soft oral tissue.

S.M.A.R.T. Bone Grafting vs. Traditional Bone Grafting

To graft new bone to the jaw, the surgeon must access the jawbone. Traditional bone grafting procedures involve making surgical incisions around the treatment site to create a flap of tissue. The traditional method effectively accesses bone at the surgical site, but patients have a much higher risk of developing infections and other complications.

The S.M.A.R.T. method reimagines the whole process by creating a surgical access point with a single incision instead of removing an entire flap of tissue. There is faster healing and much less recovery time essential following surgery by minimizing the amount of invasive surgery necessary to accomplish a graft.

S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting takes a minimally invasive surgical approach that has several advantages to traditional procedures, including:

  • Less postoperative pain and swelling
  • Less postoperative downtime necessary for recovery
  • Faster healing of the surgical area
  • Less risk of infection or postoperative complications
  • Reliable and superior surgical results

Are you a good candidate for S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting?

Jay Platt, DDS, PC offers the S.M.A.R.T. technique for most bone grafting procedures. Your doctor will determine whether you are a good candidate for S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting during your initial consultation. Call our office today at Schererville Office Phone Number 219-864-1133 to schedule your consultation and learn more about minimally invasive bone grafting.