Why Your Jaw Bone Volume Matters
A common factor that limits the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth is the amount of bone volume within the jaw. When you do not have enough bone within your jaw it can alter your bite, cause teeth to shift, make your face appear more aged and restrict you from receiving dental implants. Patients can experience bone deterioration for a variety of reasons, including missing teeth, oral trauma and gum disease. Since the bone will not grow back on its own, we offer effective bone grafting treatments to help patients return to a healthy oral state. Bone grafting is commonly performed in preparation for dental implants or immediately following a tooth extraction. By placing bone material at the site of deterioration, we can rebuild your jaw with bone grafting so that our doctors can perform the other necessary treatments to restore your smile.