If you’re missing one or more teeth, your biggest concern is most likely a loss of smile aesthetics or increased difficulty eating. But what many individuals don’t notice is that jawbone loss is a direct result of tooth loss, too. Without healthy tooth roots providing stimulation, your natural bone will resorb, or shrink away, becoming thinner and weaker as time goes on. This may not be as noticeable if you’re missing a single tooth, but for more serious cases, bone loss can change facial appearance and results in a “sunken-in” look common in people who wear dentures. To halt this resorption process and to restore proper bone quality for treatments like dental implants, we offer bone grafting in Maineville, OH.
WHAT IS A DENTAL BONE GRAFT?
A Healthy Smile after Bone Loss
Bone grafting treatments allow you to experience a healthy smile, even after you’ve lost significant bone in your jaw. More importantly, bone grafting gives your jaw the strong, dense foundation needed to support one or more dental implants and a new tooth or set of teeth. Dental implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry by offering patients the next best thing to having natural and healthy teeth! With dental implants, we can replace any number of lost teeth and provide you with a functional and healthy smile that can last for the rest of your life. To ensure your dental implants are strong and functional from day one, we may recommend you undergo a bone grafting procedure first.
The Basics of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting refers to treatments that restore the proper density and volume of bone in your jaw. These procedures may involve restoring the natural contours of an entire jaw ridge (ridge augmentation), filling in the gap left behind after a tooth extraction (socket preservation), or replacing lost bone directly beneath the sinus cavity (sinus lift). All these treatments are designed to bring your natural bone back to a healthy level using either a sample of your own bone or donor bone material. This is a surgical procedure, so we provide custom sedation options to help you feel comfortable and free from pain. Once your mouth is fully healed, you’ll be a candidate for dental implants and can restore your smile with this life-changing solution!
Are you losing jawbone?
Ensure your candidacy for dental implants with bone grafting.
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