When a tooth is lost the surrounding bone starts to immediately deteriorate, never to regrow on its own. Bone loss causes a number of oral health complications, including:
You may have lost the bone in your mouth to progressing oral disease, tooth loss, or trauma. As such, your options on how to address any missing teeth may also be limited. It is not possible to replace your missing teeth with dental implants without sufficient bone levels. However, there is a solution for you with dental bone grafting.
Bone grafting, also known as ridge augmentation, replaces or enhances the areas where your bone has deteriorated. Sufficient bone levels are required to support existing teeth as well as restore your missing teeth with dental implants, and bone grafting makes this possible! We can perform bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement, to restore a sunken facial appearance, to improve the stability of an existing tooth, or to improve the fit of a loose denture. Bone material used in grafting is obtained from the following sources:
In certain cases, we may also recommend the use of plasma rich growth factors. In more severe cases of bone loss, these growth factors enhance the rate, extent, and quality of bone formation.
Our doctors at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry strive to provide customized care to serve each patient’s individualized needs. If you are looking for a periodontist in Waterford, CT, please call our office at your earliest convenience to schedule your consultation.
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