Getting a bone graft may sound a bit unsettling, but in the hands of the highly-qualified team at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills, the procedure is straightforward, precise, and painless. We encourage you to come in and learn more about dental bone grafting techniques at our Beverly Hills, CA practice.
The thickness of jawbone is symbiotic. It supports teeth and allows the ripping, biting, and grinding forces of chewing. In turn, teeth support bone, providing vital stimulation that tells the body to keep sending minerals and nutrients to the area. Bone atrophies when teeth are missing, extracted, or lost due to trauma or gum disease. The body gradually resorbs minerals, causing the jawbone to get thinner. Eventually, there may not be sufficient bone for a dental implant, and the fit of a bridge or denture can be impacted.
A bone graft places material into the jaw, where it integrates over time, to thicken and strengthen natural bone structure. There are three basic types:
Schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office to learn more about your options in dental bone grafting. Call (310) 692-7855.