Bone loss around teeth is a common dental issue among those in their golden years.
This is usually caused by a combination of the body slowing down and possible lapses in taking care of the teeth.
At A Plus Dental, we offer bone grafting as a solution for those suffering from bone loss.
The result is the restoration of your facial structure, jaw ridge, and overall improvement of your dental health.
When is Bone Grafting Used?
Progressive bone loss is often caused by missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, the natural interplay between the tooth and the jawbone is disrupted. The bone loses the stimulation needed to retain structure, and this causes bone loss.
Dental restorations can fix these problems. Dental implants offer a permanent solution by integrating a metal post in the gap, to serve as the tooth of the root, and being capped with a dental crown. However, such dental restorations require that your jawbone is healthy. The longer you delay treatment, the weaker the bone gets, lessening your candidacy for dental implants.
When this happens, bone grafting is recommended. Your dentist removes a portion of bone from another area and transfers it to the target site to increase bone mass. After some time, the bone is ready for the implant.
Dental implant is not the only dental procedure that may require bone grafting. Denture wearers, recent extractions, dental anomalies, and oral cancer are also some of the issues that call for the procedure.
Types of Bone Grafting Procedures
There are different types of bone grafting procedures available for your specific needs. Your dentist will assess your condition and determine which is best for you.
- Autograft – bone used is taken from your body, could be from the pelvis, chin, or the wrist.
- Allograft – bone used is either synthetic or may be taken from a deceased donor or cadaver from a tissue bank.
- Xenograft – bovine bone or cow bone is used for the procedure.
Who Needs Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is recommended for patients who have the following.
- Missing teeth that have resulted in jawbone loss and deterioration or jawbone atrophy
- Mouth trauma from injury leading to jawbone atrophy
- Oral surgery that caused bone loss
- Congenital anomalies such as bone structure shortage
Optimum Oral Health at A Plus Dental
Keeping your oral health at its best isn’t just about caring for your teeth. Your jawbone needs equal attention as well.
A Plus Dental is your trusted dental partner in Campbelltown ensuring overall optimum oral health.
Call (02) 4627 3833 or visit us at Suite 3/300 Queen Street in Campbelltown.