When is Bone Grafting Necessary?
Understanding Bone Grafts
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves placing dental bone graft material in areas where the bone has resorbed or may in the future. We offer bone grafting in Gilroy, CA to restore the necessary density, height, and width of the bone in the jaw. If you require this treatment, we accept insurance policies to make your treatment obtainable. Bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures:
Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure our dentist completes after tooth extraction. This involves placing bone graft material into the empty tooth socket. Socket preservation slows the resorption process where the tooth is missing. It can also help preserve the health of the bone until a dental implant can be placed.
Ridge augmentation refers to a bone grafting procedure that restores the natural density and contours of part or the entirety of a jaw ridge. Restoring healthy bone levels to a jaw arch can make dentures more comfortable and fitted to your gumline.
When the bone in the premolar or molar areas of the jaw has lost density or volume, you may benefit from receiving a sinus lift in Gilroy, CA. This procedure will gently lift the sinus cavity and place bone grafting material in place to restore proper bone height.
Bone Grafting is Advantageous
Although bone grafting may seem like a functional treatment, this procedure has broad benefits for the future aesthetics of your smile. Since tooth and bone loss can result in several problems including your ability to eat or feel proud of your appearance, it’s important to understand the cause of bone loss and curb its impact on your oral health. When you decide to restore bone density levels in your jaw, our team in Gilroy, CA can treat underlying disease or infection. We also have options to replace your missing teeth with a dental bridge, full or partial dentures, or dental implants. Don’t let your confidence diminish alongside your jaw.