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Reasons for Dental Bone Grafting

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Wheaton Oral Surgery
illustration of a bone graft for ridge preservationDental bone grafting is a crucial procedure that aids in the restoration and maintenance of optimal oral health. Replenishing bone tissue in the jaw provides a solid foundation for dental implants and other restorative treatments.

Preserving Jaw Structure

When a tooth is lost or extracted, the surrounding bone can deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation. This bone loss can lead to a sunken facial appearance and compromise the integrity of neighboring teeth. By undergoing a bone grafting procedure, patients can prevent further deterioration and maintain a healthy jawbone for future dental procedures.

Facilitating Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. However, they require sufficient bone to anchor securely into the jaw. In cases where the jawbone has shrunk or weakened due to tooth loss or periodontal disease, a bone graft may be necessary to augment the bone volume and ensure the stability and longevity of the dental implant.

Repairing Bone Defects

Dental bone grafting is often utilized to repair bone defects resulting from trauma, infection, or congenital conditions. These defects can compromise oral function and aesthetics, making it challenging to chew, speak, and smile confidently. By grafting bone tissue to the affected area, dentists can reconstruct the bone structure and restore functionality and aesthetics.

Periodontal Health

Untreated gum disease can be serious. In severe cases, it can eat away at the bone supporting your teeth, leading to loose teeth and even tooth loss. However, with proper gum disease treatment and bone grafting procedures, you can save affected teeth and prevent further damage.

Teeth Misalignment

Misaligned teeth can cause bone loss over time. Teeth that are out of position or over-erupt can decrease bone stimulation. Straightening teeth can help, but bone grafting may also be necessary for support even after alignment.

By fortifying your jawbone, you are setting the stage for successful dental restorations that can last. Consider talking to our dentist about bone grafting if you are missing teeth or have concerns about gum disease.

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