For many patients, tooth loss is accompanied by bone loss, which can make dental restoration more challenging. One of the best solutions is bone grafting, a surgical procedure wherein our doctors can regenerate bone where it is most needed to hold dental implants in place. Experience the transformative benefits of bone grafting at Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a treatment that regenerates bone in the jaw, facilitating implant placement in otherwise difficult areas. Our highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons can harvest bone from the patient or use human donor bone tissue to preserve, promote, or replace new bone growth. Platelet-rich plasma and bone morphogenic protein can help the new bone grow and become a stable foundation for dental implants.
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Candidates for Bone Grafting
A good candidate for dental bone grafting is typically someone who:
- Has Insufficient Bone Density: Patients 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 tooth loss, periodontal disease, trauma, or resorption of bone over time.
- 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. A bone graft may be needed to enhance the implant’s stability and longevity if a person lacks the necessary bone volume or quality.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 regenerate the lost bone and support the affected teeth.
It’s important to consult with a qualified dental professional, such as a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who can assess your specific condition and determine if you are suitable for dental bone grafting. They will evaluate your oral health, medical history, and treatment goals to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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Bone grafting may be your first step toward total smile restoration. Find out more about your candidacy for bone grafting and schedule a consultation with Sunrise Facial & Oral Surgery today.