When teeth are missing, damage to the jawbone can occur. Missing teeth can cause the jawbone to deteriorate making a dental implant an unsuitable option. Bone grafting is the process of repairing the damaged bone and preparing it to accommodate dental implants which will ultimately restore the function of your teeth and improve the look of your smile.
Bone grafts can be needed in many cases, including:
- Implant sites where a previous extraction has taken place,
- In cases of severe gum diseases
- When injury has caused deterioration of the bone
In a bone graft procedure, we will use a bone grafting material, and graft it onto your damaged jaw bone. In most cases, you will then have to wait, up to several months, while the graft creates new, strong bone that will be able to support an implant securely.
Contact Sai Dental Care where we’ll spend the time with you to truly understand your needs and your goals for your smile. We have a complete range of services including bone grafting that can help correct most problems with your teeth and improve the quality of your smile and your life. We are conveniently located in Santa Rosa and Sonoma. Call one of our attentive staff today at (707) 244-9904 for Santa Rosa or (707) 273-6323 for Sonoma to schedule your appointment.