Bone grafting is the replacement of jaw bone loss due to injury or gum disease. Often times, if a tooth is missing, the associated bone will be reabsorbed into the body. In these cases, the corrupted quality and lack of available bone structure makes the addition of dental implants difficult.
Current technology enables us to restore lost bone when necessary. It performs the dual service of allowing us to restore functionality while, improving the overall appearance of your teeth so you can smile with confidence.
Bone cells are taken from a tissue bank or from your own body from areas such as the jaw, hip or below your knee. In some cases a special layer is used to assist the development of the bone cells. This process
is called guided bone regeneration.
If you live in or around Burbank please call our offices or fill out an online appointment request form today to find out the various bone grafting options available to you. Our skilled periodontists will gladly answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have.
A Surgical Solution can include:
- Bone grafting is a procedure that involves the replacing of lost or damaged bone structure to due an accident or extensive periodontal decay. Pieces of your own bone, artificial bone, or donated bone are used during this process. These grafts help to encourage bone re-growth restoring structure, stability and functionality to your teeth.