Bone grafting is a form of oral surgery, and is often recommended when your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. Bone grafting becomes necessary when the supporting tissue of your jawbone deteriorates as a result of missing teeth, gum disease, or other factors and is no longer able to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. After you have lost a tooth due to trauma or extraction, the jawbone in that area begins to resorb, or deteriorate, making it necessary for our dentist to perform a bone grafting procedure before you can replace the tooth.
When you receive a bone grafting treatment, our dentist will transplant a piece of bone (usually from another area of your body) into your jawbone. This treatment produces the best results when we use your own bone tissue, but if needed we can also use artificial bone material or bone tissue donated to a tissue bank. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue to create a stronger, more stable foundation that will support an implant or other treatment and work to improve your oral health.
Our dentist recommends bone grafting procedures most often for implant dentistry, but may also recommend this treatment for certain types of periodontal therapy.
To schedule your consultation with our dentist, and determine if bone grafting is the best solution for you, please contact our office.