Our dentists may recommend bone grafting before you can receive a dental implant. This procedure helps you regain strong and healthy supporting bone to serve as a stable foundation for your teeth and smile. Contact Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav and learn more about bone grafting in San Antonio, Texas.
Bone grafting is a crucial oral surgery procedure aimed at addressing insufficient jawbone density. In cases where your jawbone lacks thickness, this treatment becomes essential. The procedure involves transplanting a piece of bone from either another part of your jaw or your body to the jawbone that requires reinforcement. Ideally, the best results are obtained using your own bone, but we may also employ artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if necessary. As your jawbone and the grafted bone tissue fuse together, a stronger and more stable foundation is created, providing a solid base for further dental work.
One common scenario where a bone graft becomes necessary is after tooth loss or extraction. The area where the tooth was previously located starts to deteriorate, a process called resorption. Prior to placing a dental implant, this resorption must be corrected through a bone graft. Notably, bone grafts are most frequently required for implant dentistry, but they may also be essential in certain cases of periodontal therapy when gum disease has led to bone loss.
If you are interested in learning more about bone grafting and determining whether bone grafting is suitable for enhancing your smile, we encourage you to reach out to us today. Our dedicated team, led by our experienced dentists, is eager to provide top-notch care for your dental needs.