A procedure whereby native or donor bone is used to grow bone where needed such as in extraction sites. After a tooth is extracted or when there is gum disease the supporting bone can resorb. Bone grafting allows us to restore form, function and aesthetics. It helps treat disease and it gives us the ability to place implants of proper length and width.
Preserving Your Jaw Bone after Extraction
When teeth are extracted, the surrounding bone and gums can shrink and recede very quickly after the extraction resulting in unsightly defects and collapse of the lips, and cheeks.
These jaw defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges or dentures. Jaw deformities from tooth removal can be prevented and repaired by a procedure called socket preservation. Socket preservation can greatly improve your smile’s appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants for years to come.
Everyone should experience the benefits of great gums. But with gum disease affecting 7 out of 10 Canadians, not many of us do.
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