Periodontal disease and tooth loss can diminish the bone structure surrounding the teeth and gums. A 10022 bone graft helps regenerate bone growth in order to provide adequate support for dental implants, prevent further tooth loss and support the contours of the face. At the office of Dr. Scott Forum, our experienced periodontist utilizes the most advanced bone grafting techniques, keeping you informed and at ease throughout your visit.
Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure, which involves placing either cadaver bone, artificial bone, or bone from another part of your body and grafting it to the jaw. A bone graft can rebuild jawbone that has been lost due to periodontitis, which is an aggressive form of periodontal disease that occurs when plaque and tartar infect the tissues supporting the teeth. Bone loss can also occur when a tooth is lost or extracted. The roots of the teeth provide ongoing stimulation to the surrounding bone, and when a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to deteriorate over time. Placing a dental implant helps prevent further bone loss, as the implant integrates with the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root, however, in order for an implant to be successfully placed, there must be adequate bone to support it in the first place. A 10022 bone graft can create enough height and width in the jaw to support your implant and achieve the most favorable outcome of care. In some cases, we may recommend a sinus augmentation, which is a type of graft that helps create more space between the sinuses and the upper back teeth in order to place your implants. Once your graft heals and osseointegration is complete, we can restore your implants and reestablish the beautiful, complete smile you deserve.
A 10022 bone graft helps make treatment with dental implants successful for patients who have experienced bone loss. At the office of dr. Scott Forum we offer advanced, personalized solutions in periodontal care. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.