There are several types of dental bone grafts, the most common including:
Your experienced Brentwood Periodontists will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, a small incision is made in the gum, allowing Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky to access the patient’s underlying bone, and graft the new bone to the area. The gum is then sutured closed and left to heal.
Socket preservation is the process of securing a bone graft into the socket of an extracted tooth, to restore a healthy and strong jaw structure, and reduce further bone loss after tooth extraction.
The alveolar bone is the thickened ridge of bone that supports teeth by holding the sockets in place.