BONE GRAFTING

Dental bone grafting is a specialized periodontal procedure that has been developed to reestablish jawbone that has been lost.  This loss can be a result of:

  • Dental infection or abscess
  • Periodontal disease
  • Trauma

bone grafting before and after

Beverly Hills periodontists suggest various reasons for replacing lost bone tissue and encouraging natural bone growth, as each technique tackles jawbone defects differently. Reasons that bone grafting might be needed include:

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DENTAL BONE GRAFTING

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces or augments the bone around the teeth. Before deciding if this treatment option is right for you, Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky will perform an evaluation. With the use of X-rays and/or CT Scans, the quality and quantity of bone mass is revealed. If it is deemed insufficient, Drs. Aalam and Krivitsky will then implant bone augmentation material, which acts as a matrix into which the patient’s own bone can grow.  Once the procedure is completed, the patient will be asked to wait for three to four months before coming in for a second set of X-rays. It will then be determined whether or not the area is ready for implant placement.

WHY IS A DENTAL BONE GRAFT NEEDED?

The dental bone graft procedure is performed to reverse the bone loss caused by periodontal disease, trauma, birth defects, or ill-fitting removable dentures. For example, when one loses a tooth from extraction, the surrounding bone collapses. A bone graft is then performed to preserve the bone for future implant placement or for other aesthetic reasons.

Examples of this include:

  • Augmenting bone in the sinus area for implant placement
  • Augmenting bone to enhance the fit and comfort of removable prostheses
  • Enhancing the aesthetics of a missing tooth site in the smile zone
  • Regenerating bone lost due to periodontal disease

The CENTER is a periodontal office focused on providing patients with excellent and skilled care at affordable prices, with the goal of restoring oral health and aesthetic appearance.

If you are considering a dental bone graft, schedule a consultation with Los Angeles periodontist Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky today by calling (310) 826-8242.

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