Bone grafting surgery is a simple method to grow supplemental bone for support for either a ridge that will stabilize a denture, or increase the bulk to stabilize a dental implant. It can also be used to increase the height of bone between two teeth when designing a bridge.
When a tooth is lost, the bone starts to resorb. This means it dissolves do to lack of stimulation from a tooth in the area. This bone is what gives structural support for the teeth in the jaw. Without a tooth, the bone shrinks inward and downward. As this occurs, there is less bone for stabilizing a denture on a ridge, less bone for placing an implant to replace a tooth and less bone to maintain a normal looking ridge under a dental bridge.
Dr. Avi Israeli at Sage Dental and Facial Spa in Wall, NJ, has been highly trained on multiple different types of bone grafting procedures. Depending upon the procedure that will follow or how soon we anticipate placing an implant, will determine the type of material we will use. This bone graft material augments your own healthy bone and it stimulates new growth of bone in the area. As this occurs, over time, it replaces the grafting material with newer healthier bone.
Once the bone has integrated into your jaw well, we can begin the next stage of the process which is to place an implant fixture into the bone, or we can simply create the denture or bridge that we wanted to support the function in that area. This new bone should provide a nice stable foundation for a successful restorative option in the future.
If you are having trouble with dentures or are thinking about dental implants or bone grafting, be sure to contact us to check out your options.
If you are in Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Belmar, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, Brick Township and Wall Township areas, contact Dr Avi Israeli at Sage Dental & Spa. We are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS!
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