If you’ve lost one or more teeth to advanced tooth decay, periodontal disease or trauma, you will lose some of the supporting bone structure as well.
To repair such a loss, a bone graft procedure can be performed to replace the lost and/ or damaged bone. The bone material can be obtained either from a different site of your mouth or a bone byproduct can be used. An incision in your gums to expose the bone will be made and the new material is set into place and the gums are sutured closed. In a short amount of time, the bone material will naturally integrate into your existing bone structure.
If you are interested in learning more about a bone graft or dental implants, you should call us at 508.499.3566 to set up an initial consultation with your dentist, Dr. Rafla.