A bone graft is a surgical procedure that replaces the lost bone and helps the regrowth of new bone by placing bone tissue from your body or an artificial substitute into the area where the bone existed. Over time, the grafted area becomes strong by forming a bridge between new bone and grafted material. Eventually, the grafted area will be fully replaced by bone.
Have you lost a tooth or multiple teeth and left it untreated for years? If so, we can replace the bone that you’ve lost in your jaw by performing a bone graft. So, if you think that it’s too late to have dental implants placed or have been told it’s not possible, we are here to tell you that there is hope. No matter how long you have left the loss of a tooth untreated, your smile can recover, and we want to help!
Throughout the years, the process of having a bone graft has become easier and easier. Years ago, a bone graft was a serious procedure that needed to be done in an operation room at a hospital. Now, with technological advances in dentistry, bone grafting can take place in the comfort of your own oral surgeon’s office.
When an implant can’t be placed right away, a socket graft may become necessary. A socket graft is used to fill the space that is left by the tooth so that the surrounding bone doesn’t deteriorate.
Space is filled by the grafting material, and, over time, the space will fill with bone. This bone will keep your oral health in top shape and allow implants to be placed.
If a tooth is lost and an implant is not immediately placed, you are in danger of losing the bone that surrounded and supported the tooth. The bone’s only purpose is to support the tooth and hold it in place, so when the tooth is gone, the bone no longer serves its purpose.
If this bone is no longer serving a purpose, the body will naturally start to reabsorb the bone.
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Whether you've just been referred by your dentist, or you've needed a bone graft for a long time, we're here to help you figure out how you can best improve your oral health.
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