Bone loss typically occurs due to missing teeth, gum disease, a misaligned bite, injury, or an infection. Dr. Sixto’s meticulous training background coupled with his insistence on attention to detail make him a sought-after authority when it comes to advanced bone grafting techniques in the Jacksonville, FL, area and beyond.

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.

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How does bone grafting assist with dental implants?

Bone grafting is most often performed at the same time as the dental implant is placed, although in cases of more severe bone loss, the procedure may have to be performed on its own. In this case, the bone will need a few months to regenerate before any further treatment can be undergone. 

Dr. Sixto uses bone grafting to preserve volume and density in the jaw after a tooth is extracted in a procedure known as socket preservation. A dental implant can then be placed immediately or in the future upon this improved structural foundation.

What are the benefits of bone grafting?

  • Safe, simple, and effective
  • Minimally-invasive
  • Helps provide stability and support for dental implants
  • Restores ample chewing power to the jaw
  • Revives shrunken facial contours
  • Prevents future bone degradation
  • Enhances natural beauty and youthfulness

Am I a candidate for dental bone grafting?

The best candidates for bone grafting are struggling with bone loss in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both and are seeking to better support their teeth and facial structure. They may be hoping to undergo dental implant surgery but need to ensure a healthier foundation before proceeding. Dr. Sixto and his team will conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation in order to make their best recommendations for your individual concerns.

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Why choose us?

For over three decades, Admira Dentistry has been providing guests in Jacksonville, FL, with outstanding oral care and exceptional outcomes. We combine a passion for conservative health and well-being with meticulous attention to detail to deliver results that are both cosmetically and functionally superior. 

Dr. Sixto is among Jacksonville, FL’s most sought-after and experienced dental implant authorities, thanks to his status as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and his passion for excellence. He is well-versed in bone grafting as well as many other advanced techniques, including the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs.) Whether you require minimal bone grafting to support a new dental implant or you have suffered significant bone loss over the years and need an in-depth approach to rebuild your mouth, Dr. Sixto will devote himself to enhancing your smile, restoring your health, and boosting your self-image.

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