When a tooth is removed, the jawbone associated with that is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, many patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Bone grafting can repair potential implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is typically obtained from a tissue bank. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration (GBR). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.
Contact us at Dallas Office Phone Number 214-691-2404 for more information.