Why is bone grafting performed?
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
Dr. Leslie Sultan and his team in Fort Lauderdale, FL are pleased to offer a wide range of oral surgery solutions for new and existing patients in the area. His practice, the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery, is equipped with today’s technology and resources to ensure proper care and attention for those who need dental treatments not performed at general dental practices. Patients may be referred to as the practice for procedures such as bone grafting.
What is bone grafting?
Patients who have lost bone due to tooth loss or periodontal disease may be dealing with a condition known as bone resorption. The bone of the jaw can shrink and become smaller, causing loose teeth. Additionally, patients who have lost teeth due to bone resorption may not be considered a good candidate for premium tooth replacement options such as dental implants. This is due to the fact that dental implants require sufficient bone structure for successful placement. In situations such as this, patients may consider bone grafting, during which natural or manmade materials are used to build up the bone of the jaw to strengthen it and to prepare it for the placement of dental implants if needed.
Why might I consider bone grafting?
Bone grafting is often done for one of two reasons. First, it may be completed to restore bone that may have been lost during the later stages of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause the jaw bone to shrink and cause remaining teeth to lose the foundation that holds them in place. Additionally, patients who have had a tooth lost or extracted may experience natural bone resorption, a common effect that occurs after tooth loss. Bone grafting can rebuild this area, improve the natural facial structure and shape, and prepare a patient for the placement of dental implants.
Call Dr. Leslie Sultan today
At the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery, patients can obtain a wide range of oral surgery procedures that are not performed with a general dentist. The practice offers comprehensive full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery at 4800 North Federal Highway Suite #201 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and can be reached for an appointment at (954) 771-8772.
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