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Periodontal disease is the main cause of bone loss in the mouth, though there are other reasons such as dentures that don't fit right, and trauma. The bone grafting procedure is a great way to replace lost bone tissue and help natural bone growth. Bone grafting is a versatile procedure which fulfills a wide variety of functions. A bone graft is sometimes required to create a stable foundation for dental implants or to stop the progression of periodontal disease.
There are many types of bone grafts. The following are some of the most common kinds:
Reasons for bone grafting:
Dental implants- dental implants are the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. If the jawbone lacks the needed quantity or quality of bone, the implant may not be as successful. Bone grafting can help strengthen or thicken the implant site.
Sinus lift- A sinus lit includes lifting the sinus membrane and grafting bone onto the sinus floor so that implants can be placed.
Ridge augmentation- Ridges in the bone can occur due to trauma, injury, birth defects, or severe periodontal disease. The bone graft is used to fill in the ridge and make the jawbone a uniform shape.
Bone grafting is a fairly simple procedure which may be performed under local anesthetic. Initially, the grafting material needs to either be harvested or prepared for insertion. A small incision is made in the gum tissue and then gently separated from the bone. The bone grafting material is then placed at the affected site. The gum in sutured in place and a follow up appointment will need to be made within 10 days to assess progress. Bone grafting is a highly successful treatment and a good base for further periodontal restorations.
Dr. Alex Pezeshkian
6101 Ball Rd. Suite 310 Cypress, California 90630
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Cypress, CA Orange County, CA Garden Grove, CA Cerritos, CA Buena Park, CA
Dental Implants, Periodontal Treatment, Tissue Graft, Bone Graft, Sinus Augmentation