In dentistry, bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure where tissue can be added in order to restore bone loss that may have occurred in your jaw. Bone loss can happen if you’ve lost a tooth or had a tooth extracted. When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone underneath isn’t being used anymore, and it can wear away. A bone graft is an ideal procedure to add bone to the jaw in order to strengthen it.
At Divine Smiles, our dental surgeon works in-house so all of your procedures can be done without having to go to another facility.
If you believe you may need a bone grafting procedure, please contact our dental surgeon in Woburn and Winchester, Massachusetts. Our team has the experience you can trust and a calm and soothing bedside manner. Contact us today for your oral evaluation at (781) 396-8558.
If Dr. Clancy determines that you need a tooth extraction, he will also examine your mouth to determine if you should have a bone graft as well. After an extraction, the remaining portion of the jaw bone is referred to as a socket.
A socket that is left behind without a tooth can atrophy and lose bone density. Therefore, bone grafting may be done to preserve the integrity of the socket.
A bone graft may also be performed in preparation for dental implants. Implants are performed to replace missing, cracked, chipped, or severely decayed teeth. In order to do this, the implant is placed in the jaw bone and then the crown is connected to the implant via an abutment. There must be enough bone in the jaw for an implant to be placed properly, so a bone graft may be necessary.
Our dental surgeon can take synthetic bone and add it to your existing jaw bone. A bone graft can do the following for you:
If you believe you may need a bone graft in order to strengthen your existing jaw bone or to prepare yourself for dental implants, please contact Divine Smiles by calling (781) 396-8558. Our experienced team can guide you through the entire process and make you as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Ryan Clancy and every member of our team are here to help guide you to your healthiest, most confident smile. Take the first step by scheduling a full assessment of your concerns, and begin designing your ideal smile and personalized treatment plan.