Bone grafting reverses bone loss caused by:
- Gum disease
- Facial trauma
- Poor-fitting dentures
- Missing teeth
Why do patients need it?
When bone loss occurs, it negatively alters a person's appearance by causing a hollow or sunken appearance to the cheeks or jaw. At this point, it is often necessary to fill the empty socket with natural or synthetic material. With removable prostheses, bone grafting will enhance the fit and comfort, often eliminating pain caused by poor-fitting dentures.
In addition, bone grafts are frequently used to create a solid base for a dental implant when bone loss has occurred. Your existing bone mass can be built up to create the secure foundation dental implants require.