Bone grafting

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If a lost tooth is not immediately replaced, the surrounding bone may begin to resorb or shrink. Severe bone loss can make it impossible to place a dental implant. To rebuild the bone we must first access the area beneath the gums.

A small block of substitute bone is shaped to restore the ridge to its original form. This procedure is called bone grafting. The block is secured in place with titanium screws and the surrounding area is covered with additional bone product to help create a more natural shape. A special membrane is then placed over the site to improve healing. When the bone has successfully matured the titanium screws are removed.

This type of bone grafting can restore areas of severe bone loss, making it possible to successfully place dental implants and enjoy the benefits of secure replacement teeth.

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