Our bone grafting specialists have performed thousands of procedures with excellent results. It is a relative simple procedure that often times utilizes local anesthetic. In situations when larger amounts of bone need to be grafted, our specialist will utilize general anesthetics. Our bone grafting techniques produce a versatile and predictable procedure that is customizable to the patient’s individual needs. We utilize a bone graft to provide a more stable base for dental implant placement, to slow the effects of gum disease, and to also provide a more improved smile.
Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease) is the #1 cause of bone loss in the mouth. Bone grafting is an excellent way to replace lost bone tissue and encourage further organic, natural bone growth.
When a patient does not have a sufficient amount of healthy natural bones in his or her mouth a bone graft may be required. A bone graft is a surgical procedure to repair, or rebuild, bones through the transplantation of bone tissue. The deficiency of natural bones can be caused by:
The type of bone that typically gets into trouble is called the alveolar bone. Alveolar bone has one job: supporting and holding your teeth. If there’s no tooth, then alveolar bone starts to atrophy for lack of work. The jawbone is built up and strengthened every time you chew. Alveolar bone loss can thus quickly lead to jawbone loss as well. Dental implants need solid bone structure to be successful. The implant has to bond with the bone to create a stable foundation for the crown. If there is no bone to work with, placing an implant becomes impossible.