In the event of tooth loss or pervasive gum disease, the jawbone often becomes the subject of gradual deterioration. If this bone loss isn't stopped, not only will your face begin to sag, but any potential tooth replacement treatments become more complicated as well. Fortunately, with modern grafting techniques, the jawbone can be built up again. Led by Dr. Ramyar Elyassian, Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists offers bone grafting treatments to patients in the areas of Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA—here are some reasons why you may need to undergo this procedure.
You may require bone grafting if your bone is too soft or thin to support an implant. The grafting materials can come from a variety of sources, including the patient's own body in some cases. Laboratory-processed bone and synthetic bone graft materials from a donor can also be used.
Following the graft, an implant can be anchored into the jawbone just like a real tooth, a characteristic that can stop bone loss and stimulate growth.
Saving Loose Teeth
Affecting almost half of American adults over the age of 30, advanced gum disease (i.e. periodontitis) can cause jawbone loss and the loosening of teeth. However, if the condition is caught and treated, the jawbone can thankfully be regenerated through bone grafting. This increases bone support and helps keep your previously loose teeth in place.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from its jawbone socket, and these days, it's very common to deposit bone grafting material into the socket after the tooth has been removed. That way, should you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants later on, that option will be available. Getting a bone graft right after a dental extraction can often avert the need for bone grafting just before dental implant surgery.
Think that you may need bone grafting? Give us a call
Take the first step towards a brand new smile today by calling Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialists at 714-730-3746 to schedule a dental consultation in Tustin, CA. We want everyone in the Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA, areas to have healthy smiles that look great, too!