Why Would I Need a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is often needed in preparation for dental implant placement. When dental implants are inserted into your jaw, they need to be surrounded with several millimeters of strong, healthy bone. The bone is essential, so the dental implant can bond or fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Good osseointegration ensures the implant is held firmly in the jaw and has enough strength to support a replacement tooth that could be a crown, bridge, or implant denture.
If you don’t have enough bone to place dental implants successfully, you will need dental bone graft surgery. Sometimes, bone grafting is carried out as part of a periodontal treatment plan. Our dentist would place a bone graft to help restore bone around teeth, increasing the chances of saving teeth affected by severe gum disease.
How Does Bone Loss Occur?
Your teeth are surrounded by alveolar bone that is continually remodeling. As old bone cells die off, they are replaced. Severe gum disease can destroy the bone around your teeth, causing tooth loss.
Tooth loss can prevent bone remodeling as your tooth roots provide essential stimulation to the bone around them. Consequently, your jawbone gradually resorbs as old bone cells are no longer renewed. The bone in certain areas of your jaw is naturally thinner and more fragile, and especially near your sinus cavities that are just above your upper back teeth.
What Materials are Used for Bone Grafting?
There are several types of bone grafts available:
When you visit Gentle Dental, we can discuss all possible options for bone grafting procedure with you and will provide you with detailed information so you can make an informed choice. During your appointment, we will also discuss the type of bone graft surgery needed.
Contact Gentle Dental in Queens today to receive more information or to schedule an appointment by calling our office number (718) 461-0100
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