The Reason for Bone Grafting
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 and shrink. 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 teeth with dentures or dental implants.
To help ensure that these functional and esthetic consequences do not occur or worsen, our dentist and dental team at Kari Mann Dental Studio provide bone grafting in Cape Coral, FL. This procedure restores the jawbone volume or density that has been lost due to missing teeth to improve your oral health and function.
Processes Involved in Bone Grafting Procedures
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves placing dental bone graft material in areas where the bone has resorbed, or a tooth has been extracted. We offer bone grafting in Cape Coral, FL with the purpose of restoring the proper density, height, and width of the bone in the jaw. We partner with multiple insurance providers to make your treatment affordable and achievable. In general, bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures:
Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure our dentist 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.
When bone in the premolar or molar areas of the jaw has lost density or volume, you may benefit from receiving a sinus lift in Cape Coral, FL. Gently lifting the sinus cavity, bone grafting material can be placed to restore proper bone height.
The Benefits of Bone Grafting
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