Bone Grafting

bone graft

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a treatment that is performed to regenerate bone in the jaw, which will facilitate the placement of implants in otherwise difficult areas. Our highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons can either harvest bone from the patient or use human donor bone tissue to preserve, promote or replace new bone growth. The use of Platelet Rich Plasma and bone morphogenic protein can help the new bone grow and become a stable foundation on which dental implants can be placed.

A candidate for dental bone grafting is typically someone who:

  1. Has Insufficient Bone Density: Individuals with inadequate bone density in the jaw may require a bone graft to provide a stable foundation for dental implants. This can occur due to factors such as tooth loss, periodontal disease, trauma, or resorption of bone over time.
  2. Requires Dental Implants: Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. However, successful implant placement requires a certain amount of healthy bone. If a person lacks the necessary bone volume or quality, a bone graft may be necessary to enhance the implant’s stability and longevity.
  3. Has Experienced Bone Loss: Tooth extraction or loss can result in bone resorption, where the surrounding bone tissue begins to deteriorate. In such cases, a bone graft can help regenerate and rebuild the lost bone structure, preparing the area for future dental implants or other restorative procedures.
  4. Wishes to Preserve Facial Structure: The loss of teeth and subsequent bone loss in the jaw can lead to changes in facial appearance, such as a sunken or aged look. Dental bone grafting can help preserve the natural facial structure by maintaining the jawbone’s volume and integrity.
  5. Requires Periodontal Treatment: In some cases of severe gum disease (periodontitis), the supporting bone around the teeth may become damaged or deteriorated. Bone grafting can be used to regenerate the lost bone and support the affected teeth.

It’s important to consult with a qualified dental professional, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist, who can assess your specific condition and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental bone grafting. They will evaluate factors such as your oral health, medical history, and treatment goals to develop an appropriate treatment plan.