When you lose a tooth, the supporting bone in that area begins to deteriorate. Over time, this can cause your other teeth to shift position and become misaligned and loose in your mouth. When this occurs, our dentist may recommend a bone grafting treatment to restore the damage and give your teeth a stable foundation in your mouth.
Bone grafting is a type of oral surgery and is usually needed when your jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support your teeth or an implant. When you receive a bone graft, our dentist transplants a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone. This bone then fuses with your jawbone to create a stronger and more stable foundation for your teeth and smile.
Bone grafts are most frequently needed before a dental implant can be placed but may also be needed if your supporting bone tissue has deteriorated due to periodontal disease or tooth extraction. The best results of this treatment are achieved with bone taken from your own body, but bone fragments from a tissue bank or artificial bone material may also be used if necessary.
We welcome you to contact Arrowhead Family Dentistry at 909-889-3300 to learn more about bone grafting in San Bernardino, California, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt.