Bone grafting is a procedure that may be performed to restore lost or damaged bone for functional or cosmetic purposes. The material used in bone grafts may be harvested from another area of the body; synthetic, donated or animal bone can also be used. Your periodontist will be happy to discuss the options available to you.
Barrier membranes may be used with this procedure in order to help stabilize the bone graft and to displace gum tissue, which may invade the graft as it heals.
In cases where the bone structures that support the teeth are lost or damaged due to periodontal disease, trauma, or ill-fitting removable dentures, bone grafting can help restore the missing structure so that the teeth stay healthy and secure. Bone grafting is also sometimes used to augment areas of insufficient bone in preparation for dental implants.
Contact us today if you have any questions about bone grafting or to schedule an oral health consultation with Dr. Dehni. We’ll be happy to explain how we can help you achieve a healthy and attractive smile.