A bone graft is a procedure that helps restore lost bone tissue in your jaw. Whether you’re getting dental implants or treating gum disease, Shahrokh Soltani, DMD, and the team of dental professionals at My Face, My Smile can improve your smile with an easy and effective bone graft. To learn more, schedule a visit to the state-of-the-art clinic in Arlington, Virginia, by calling the office or booking online today.
A bone graft is a procedure that Dr. Soltani performs in order to help your jaw regrow lost bone tissue.
Even though bone seems like a hard and stable material, it’s actually a living organism that’s constantly regenerating. It’s therefore susceptible to deteriorating or resorbing. Some of the more common conditions that can cause you to lose bone tissue in your jaw include:
Your tooth roots naturally provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone. When you’re missing a tooth in your smile, that area of your jaw loses stimulation, which causes the bone tissue to atrophy.
In more severe cases of periodontitis, the toxins found in plaque and tartar can make their way past your teeth and gums and actually infect your jawbone, breaking down your bone tissue and causing it to deteriorate.
Some of the reasons you might need a bone graft include:
If you suffer from periodontitis that’s eroded the tissue in your jawbone, Dr. Soltani can perform a bone graft to regenerate the lost bone material. Reinforcing your bone support can help keep your teeth from falling out as a result of the disease.
Today’s tooth extractions are frequently followed up with a bone graft. This helps keep your bone tissue strong after you’ve lost your tooth, which makes it easier for you to get a dental implant.
Dental implants are one of the most state-of-the-art solutions for replacing a missing tooth, but you need to have good bone volume and density in the area of your implant in order for it to work properly. If you don’t have enough healthy bone tissue to support a dental implant, Dr. Soltani can augment your jaw with a bone graft.
A bone graft is a fairly simple procedure that’s performed in the office of My Face, My Smile. Dr. Soltani uses a local anesthetic to numb your mouth and makes a small incision in your gums to access your bone beneath. He deposits the grafting material, then sews up the incision.
Over the next few months, your body naturally starts building new bone tissue around the grafting material.
Get started with your bone graft today and schedule an appointment with My Face, My Smile by phone or online.