Find Out How a Bone Graft Prepares Your Mouth for Implants
So bone grafts are very important when getting a tooth removed, or if you’ve been missing a tooth for a long time, to graft your jawbone, to get enough support to have a dental implant or a bridge or a partial denture. You need some support for whatever appliance or dental implant you’re putting in your jaw. So what happens is if you get a tooth removed, there’s no more stimulation in the jawbone. It’s like a muscle. You don’t use it, it’s going to shrink down over time.
So if you get your tooth pulled and you don’t put a bone graft in the area where you had it removed, then that jawbone is going to shrink down, and your face might cave in a little bit in that area, or your teeth will shift into that area, or you might not be able to replace that tooth later. So bone grafting is very important to restore the facial structure of your look and to set up an area to replace that tooth with either a dental implant or any other kind of restoration. So if you want to know more about bone grafts and dental implants, then give us a call, and we’ll be happy to talk to you and show you exactly what’s going on with your mouth.