Bone Grafting Returns What You’ve Lost
If you have one or more missing teeth or have had a tooth extracted, it’s important to restore proper bone levels in your jaw. As the foundation of your smile, your bone plays a vital role in your oral health and function. It supports your teeth and helps preserve your facial structure. But it needs the stimulation of tooth roots to remain dense and strong. When teeth are extracted or lost, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and will resorb, shrink, and disappear.
Bone loss can lead to shifting and loosening of remaining teeth, loss of lip and cheek support, and jaw joint problems. Without enough bone support, you may not be able to replace your missing teeth with dentures or dental implants. To regain your facial foundation and help ensure these functional and esthetic consequences do not occur or worsen, our periodontist and dental team at Southwest Endodontics & Periodontics, Inc. provide bone grafting in Broadview & Macedonia, OH. This procedure restores the jawbone volume or density that has been lost due to missing teeth to improve your oral health and function.
Why See a Periodontist for Treatment?
A periodontist is a recognized dental specialist who has spent additional years of training in treatments related to the soft tissues and bone. Along with extensive experience in complex bone grafting procedures, a periodontist also has the trained eye to optimize soft tissue esthetics as well. Seeking bone grafting treatment from a periodontist like Hui-Jin Lee, DDS, MSD can have lasting benefits for your health, function, and smile esthetics. Additionally, as an expert in dental implants, our periodontist can not only help you qualify for dental implants but also predictably replace all your missing teeth with this secure, lasting, and life-like solution!
The Process for Restoring Lost Bone
Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure our periodontist completes after tooth extraction. This involves packing 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. first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline.
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, Ridge Augmentation is usually done several weeks after extraction.
Sinus lift procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and adding bone graft material to the sinus floor to build up the height and width of the jawbone. The graft material helps promote the growth of new bone, providing a solid foundation for the placement of dental implants., you may benefit from receiving a sinus lift in Broadview & Macedonia, OH. Gently lifting the sinus cavity, bone grafting material can be placed to restore proper bone height.