Bone grafting is a procedure performed to improve the viability of dental implants when a guest lacks a sufficient foundation in the jaw. The treatment can restore a fully functioning mouth, along with enhanced comfort, peace of mind, and quality of life.
What is bone grafting?
In a healthy mouth, the teeth are anchored on a region of bone called the alveolar ridge, which firmly supports them and keeps the jaw stable. When bone strength begins to decline, it can negatively impact your entire mouth, from the cosmetic appearance of your smile to the efficacy of your bite. Without the proper chewing pressure, the bone cannot maintain its volume or density. Wearing dentures may actually accelerate bone loss, and as the jaw further shrinks, the dentures may come loose more often. Eventually, dentures may not fit at all.
Bone grafting is a procedure to restore the integrity of the bone after it has been compromised due to missing teeth, bite misalignment, injury, infection, or gum disease. Dr. Sixto uses the most appropriate grafting materials for your unique concerns and places them into the empty areas to stimulate the growth of new bone. Once the new bone is fully developed, the grafting materials are harmlessly absorbed into the body’s bloodstream.