Bone grafting is the restoration of the bone of the jaw after an injury or the loss of bone through bone resorption. Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is available to educate patients on the purpose of bone grafting and the situations that can arise in which bone grafting may be recommended by a dental professional.
What are some of the reasons why a patient might have bone grafting done?
Patients might have bone grafting done for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common reasons include:
- To prepare the site for dental implants. Patients without sufficient bone of the jaw will be unable to have dental implants placed. This is because these restorations require bone to stimulate the process of osseointegration which allows the bone to wrap around the dental implant and hold it in place.
- To improve the fit of a full denture or bridge. A natural jaw bone can be lost with the loss of permanent teeth, causing dentures and other restorations to fit improperly along the gumline. Restoring bone can rebuild the area and improve the fit and function of dentures and bridges.
- To repair damage from trauma or disease. When trauma has occurred, and bone loss happens, bone grafting can help to repair the damage that has happened. This can also improve one’s facial and jaw shape, as bone loss can cause significant changes that are noticeable in one’s appearance.
Call our team to learn more about bone grafting procedures for the smile!
Bone grafting is a safe and effective way to improve the health and function of your teeth and jaws. It can also help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. If you are considering having bone grafting done, be sure to consult with an experienced oral surgeon to learn more about the options and what to expect. Our team at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery can evaluate you to determine if you could benefit from bone grafting and other oral surgeries to improve your oral health and wellness. Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL office at 954-771-8772 to request a visit.