Oral health can be affected by bone loss in the jaw. Tooth loss, injury, or gum disease can all cause bone loss. While dental implants can restore many smiles, there needs to be sufficient bone for successful treatment. Bone grafting is a common procedure for dental implant patients who require more bone in the jaw, or as a part of other oral surgery treatments to improve oral health.
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In a healthy tooth, the root is located beneath the gums and is not usually visible. The root of the tooth holds the tooth in place and stimulates the jaw bone through eating and chewing. This stimulation helps to keep the quality and quantity of bone healthy. Bone loss can occur due to tooth loss, especially a tooth that has been lost for a long time. Gum disease, tumors, infection, and facial trauma injury can also cause bone loss.
Bone loss can affect the balance of the face, as well as chewing and speaking. Sometimes, tooth replacement options like dental implants can become difficult or impossible due to the severity of bone loss. The good news is that many patients who are experiencing bone loss can receive dental implants with a bone grafting procedure. Other oral surgery treatments can include bone grafting procedures too, such as facial trauma.
A bone grafting procedure involves applying a solution to the area where bone has been lost and/or where more bone is desired. This solution is composed of granulated bone or other healing agents and can be harvested from your own body or received from a tissue bank. There are many different kinds of bone grafting treatments. Your treatment plan will determine which kind of bone grafting procedure you will receive, which may include one of the following:
Boulder Oral Surgery believes in providing the highest quality of care for every patient. With state-of-the-art practices in Boulder and Longmont, Boulder Oral Surgery proudly serves the greater Boulder, Colorado, area. Dr. Nedbalski and Dr. Chai are board-certified oral surgeons who tailor every treatment plan to optimize oral health outcomes for their patients. If you need a bone grafting procedure or dental implants, would like more information about your tooth replacement options, or have any other oral surgery need, we hope you will consider Boulder Oral Surgery. We look forward to meeting you.