Revitalize Your Oral Health With A Bone Graft
At North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, your smile is our number one priority! When the loss of a tooth leaves you with deteriorating bone, the best solution is receiving a bone graft. 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.
Why You May Need A Bone Graft
Have you lost a tooth 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!
The Benefit Of Socket Grafts
After a tooth is removed, there is a void that is left as well as bone that had surrounded and supported the tooth. 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.
When an implant can’t be placed right away, a socket graft may become necessary. A socket graft is used to filled 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.
Revamp Your Smile Through Bone Grafts & Implants
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.
At North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, you will be in the hands of a highly experienced oral surgeon with some of the best dental technology around. We want your smile to be healthy and beautiful, and sometimes that can be accomplished through a bone graft procedure.