Bone grafting may be necessary to restore your supporting bone tissue after you have lost a tooth. When a tooth is knocked out or extracted, the teeth in that area begin to shift, causing your teeth and bite to become misaligned. The supporting bone structure also begins to resorb, or shrink, causing your remaining teeth to become unstable and loose in your mouth. Our dentist can perform a bone grafting procedure to resolve these issues and help you regain your oral health and function.
Bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure. It is usually needed when the jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support your teeth or an implant, and it is most frequently performed prior to implant placement procedures. Bone grafting may also be recommended if you have lost bone tissue due to periodontal disease or other dental conditions.
When you receive a bone graft, Dr. Bhatt will transplant bone from another area of your body into the area of your jawbone where bone tissue has deteriorated. The bone will then fuse with your jawbone to create a more stable foundation for your teeth. While the best results are achieved using your own bone tissue, bone from tissue banks or artificial bone tissue is also available.
For more information about bone grafting in Victorville, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt, call Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.