Periodontics

S.M.A.R.T.™ Bone grafting

S.M.A.R.T. is a novel minimally invasive bone grafting method developed by Dr. Ernesto Lee, a renowned master clinician and innovator with a 20+ year academic career. S.M.A.R.T. provides many advantages over traditional bone grafting procedures.

Similar to laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, only a small incision is required. There is no need to raise the gums, or use complicated techniques with membranes, titanium meshes, or tenting screws. As a result, better outcomes are achieved with less pain, less swelling and fewer complications.

Many complex situations often grafted using bone blocks taken from the hip or jaws can now be treated with a simple procedure in the dental office. Implants that have lost bone can now be treated as well. Surgical risks, pain, recovery time and complications are substantially decreased.

Dr Sheng Zhang is the only New Zealand certified S.M.A.R.T dental surgeon and was personally mentored by Dr Ernesto Lee at New York University.

If you have an implant that is losing bone support or have been told you do not have enough bone for an implant, why not book a time to discuss your bone grafting needs with Dr Sheng Zhang and be pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of S.M.A.R.T.