When might I consider bone grafting?
Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of bone loss in the mouth. When this condition occurs, it causes irreversible damage to the teeth, bone, and gums, Patients who are looking at replacing missing teeth will sometimes need to speak to a provider not only about their options, but about preparing for these treatments. A perfect example is that of dental implants. Patients with one or more missing teeth who are interested in dental implants will want to work with a dentist to ensure they are appropriate candidates. If there is insufficient bone available to ensure a successful treatment, patients may need to ask about bone grafting.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a treatment that is used to rebuild the bone of the jaw. It adds bone where it is needed by grafting donor material in place. It is often done in preparation of placing dental implants or other restorations available with dental providers.
Why might I need bone grafting?
Below are just a few of the more common reasons why patients might undergo bone grafting procedures:
- Preparing for the placement of dental implants
- Provide a sinus lift to allow for bone grafting where it is needed for implants
- Augmentation of the ridge after injury, trauma, severe periodontal disease, or due to birth defects
- Repositioning of the nerves to prepare for placing dental implants
- Alleviate bone loss that has occurred due to long-term denture wearing
Who is a candidate for bone grafting?
Most patients are advised that they are a good candidate for bone grafting when they are evaluated by Dr. Dean Glasser and his team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island. Melville, NY area patients twill often have x-rays completed to check the health of the bone before going in for bone grafting.
Ready to undergo bone grafting?
Work with a quality dental provider in the Melville, NY area who can help you in achieving your goals. Contact Dr. Dean Glasser and his team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island to discuss your needs. The office is located at 458 Old Country Road and can be reached at (631) 423-6767.