WHY DO I NEED A BONE REPLACEMENT GRAFT
Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants, as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial profile.In the past, many patients in these situationswere not candidates for dental implants.
Fortunately, through new advances in dentistry and surgery, we now can grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore function and aesthetic appearance. Bone grafts are also performed to reestablish lost jawbone due to trauma, periodontal disease, or an infection of an abscess.
While bone grafting may sound scary, it is a very routine, predictable, and painless procedure.