What is Bone Grafting?
When you lose a tooth and a gap is left for a prolonged period of time, the bone underneath that tooth starts to gradually wear away. In order to stay strong and healthy, your jawbones need teeth to hold onto. When the bone resorbs, your bone level decreases, and the gums in that area of your mouth start to recede more. If you need dental implants but your bone has already started to wear away beneath the gum, you may need a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafting procedures can rebuild bone and restore your tooth socket before an implant is placed.
Some of the benefits of this procedure include:
- A stronger, healthier jawbone
- A better foundation of support for your implant or denture
- Restored tooth socket
- Rebuilt, strengthened bone.
Dr. Cintron is highly experienced in bone grafting procedures. Our bone grafting method is precise, professional, effective, safe and tailored to our patients.
If you have been missing teeth for a prolonged period of time, more extensive grafting might be necessary before an implant can be placed. To discuss your bone grafting options and to determine whether you might need this procedure, call our office to make an appointment today. We want to help.