Bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure recommended when your jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support your teeth. This treatment is often recommended following tooth loss and in preparation for a dental implant. This is due to the fact that when a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the missing tooth. Bone grafting corrects the damage from this resorption so that your implant and remaining natural teeth can remain stable in your mouth.
When you receive a bone graft, our dentists will transplant a piece of bone into your jawbone. The best results from bone grafting are achieved using bone tissue taken from another area of your jaw or body, but artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank may also be used in this procedure if needed. After the bone graft is completed, the transplanted material then grows together with your original jawbone to create a stronger and more stable foundation for your teeth. Our dentists may also apply L-PRF to promote faster healing and a better result for your treatment.
We invite you to call Citrus Smiles at 972-472-8862 to schedule a consultation with our dentists and learn more about bone grafting in Murphy and Wylie, Texas.