Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting
If you’d like to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, but you’ve been told your jawbone is too weak to support the implant tooth, you may be an excellent candidate for SMART bone grafting.
What is SMART bone grafting?
SMART bone grafting is an innovative bone grafting technique that regenerates your jawbone, using just one small incision. The minimally invasive technology for alveolar bone loss and atrophy provides less swelling and pain and fewer complications when compared to traditional bone grafting. Perhaps the biggest advantage to this advanced procedure is that it requires just one surgical site with no need for a second site to harvest bone. This results in faster healing and shorter recovery time.
Benefits of SMART Bone Grafting vs. Traditional Bone Grafting
When comparing the revolutionary technology of SMART bone grafting with traditional bone grafting, SMART provides a better patient experience while delivering even better results.
- Less pain
- Less swelling
- Faster healing
- Less downtime
- Fewer complications
- Less risk of infection
- Much-improved outcomes
How does SMART Bone Grafting Work?
Developed and introduced to the oral surgical industry by Dr. Ernesto Lee in 2017, the SMART bone grafting technique provides superior bone regeneration by way of a minimally invasive method. SMART stands for Subperiosteal, Minimally Invasive, Aesthetic, Ridge Augmentation Technique, and the procedure entails one small incision, no flap elevation, no tenting screws, and no membranes. In other words, SMART is a disruptive technology that is turning the traditional bone grafting approach on its head and revolutionizing the patient experience. We can now perform bone augmentation by delivering a xenograft/growth factor mixture to the site with specially designed instruments and laparoscopic techniques.
Advanced Training Required for SMART Bone Grafting
SMART bone grafting training and instrumentation has been made available to a select number of qualified doctors since its conception. Specialty instruction and rigorous training are required to effectively perform this breakthrough technique. Our doctors are fully trained and experienced in all bone grafting procedures, specifically the less invasive, cutting-edge alternative offered by the SMART technique.
Am I a Candidate for SMART Bone Grafting?
Since every patient and situation is unique, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Alan Farber to discuss your case. SMART bone grafting is an excellent option for those who have been missing a tooth and need added bone for implant placement. Most bone grafts, even the most complex, can be performed with the SMART technique.