Are you considering bone grafting?
The bones are the support of the mouth and include the jawbone. Teeth are held in the mouth through the bone, known as the alveolar bone. When this bone is lost or damaged or loses its dentistry and strength, it can cause patients to experience significant tooth loss. To combat this and prepare the smile for restorative treatments such as the placement of dental implants, patients might need to consider the advantages of a procedure called bone grafting. Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros of Eugene, OR, may recommend bone grafting for certain individuals if it could benefit their particular situation.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a specific surgical procedure designed to help rebuild the jawbone after gum disease, tooth removal, or trauma. The bone may shrink away after a tooth has been lost or periodontal disease has developed. It never grows back, which can lead to even further tooth loss or damage to the smile through bone resorption. By repairing the area and grafting materials in the bone to preserve the existing bone and add more, patients can then maintain their smile and even have restorations such as dental implants placed successfully. Many patients consider bone grafting to ensure successful implant procedures.
How do I know if I would benefit from bone grafting?
Regular evaluations with the dentist will help in monitoring the bone of the jaw. Bone resorption can occur if a tooth is lost and replaced with options such as dentures or bridges. It can become severe enough to affect the surrounding teeth. X-rays or other imaging options may be used to look for early signs of bone loss or prepare for bone grafting procedures. We are happy to sit down with patients to discuss the bone grafting procedure and address any questions or concerns.
Are you interested in bone grafting?
Bone grafting may be necessary to restore the jawbone, especially for patients considering the placement of dental implants in the future. Eugene, OR area patients can contact the dentists at Distinctive Dentistry to learn more about this and other oral surgery procedures performed in our office. Our practice is located at 1775 River Road and accepts new patients. Please call (541) 689-1287 for an appointment.