Before you can receive a dental implant, our periodontist may recommend that you receive a bone grafting treatment. Bone grafting is typically provided when your supporting bone has deteriorated or “shrunk” and is not dense or thick enough to support your teeth and implants. Bone grafting helps you regain sufficient bone density to ensure that your new smile remains stable and healthy.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure involving the transplant of a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone. This grafted bone material then grows together with your natural jawbone to create a strong and more stable foundation for your teeth and smile.
Bone grafting is typically needed after tooth loss, gum disease or other problems have affected the health of your jaw. Missing teeth in particular cause the jaw to resorb at the site of the missing tooth, which leads to your other teeth become loose and unstable. If a bone graft is not performed and the missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, this can lead to further tooth loss.
Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting benefits you by:
- Repairing and rebuilding weak jawbone
- Supporting your teeth and gums
- Maintaining your facial structure
- Supporting dental implants and bridges
- Saving your natural teeth
Schedule A Consultation
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jorge Reyes or Dr. Catalina Madrigal and learn more about bone grafting in Escondido, California, call TLC Escondido Dental today at 760-741-5775.