South Ogden, UT
When the jawbone is not sturdy enough to accept the dental implant structure with stability, our periodontists might need to perform a bone grafting procedure to strengthen and thicken the jawbone in preparation for the dental implant.
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other types of treatment. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. The resorption must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease.
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To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today at (385) 888-7414 to learn more about your treatment options. Our periodontist and team are eager to care for your smile!