Bone Grafting in Folsom, CA at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry
Your mouth is designed for chewing. The bones in your jaw use that chewing as a way to stimulate the growth of new bone. It’s a fascinating process, where chewing pushes soft tissue out of the jaw until it forms into new bone.
But because chewing stimulates new bone growth, a lack of chewing can lead to bone loss. That’s why a common and unfortunate complication of tooth extractions and missing teeth is bone loss in the jaw. Without a tooth to stimulate new bone growth, the bones of the jaw do not receive what they need to continue to grow.
How Bone Grafting Helps Protect Against Bone Loss
Bone loss increases the risk of jaw, gum, and tooth problems, and that risk can increase rapidly within as little as one year. Bone grafting is what dentists, like those at Esthetic Reflections in Folsom, use to prevent that bone loss or counter any bone loss that has already occurred.
Bone grafts are a form of dental surgery. With a bone graft, the dentist first clears out any decay or bacteria, and then takes a material (your own bone, the bone from a donor, or a synthetic material) and places it on the jaw bone. Once the graft is in place, new bone will form around this graft and strengthen the jaw until the day that the person receives a tooth implant.
Benefits of Bone Graft Surgery at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom, we make the process as comfortable as possible. Led by Dr. Chen, we will do our best to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Benefits of bone graft surgery include:
- Jawbone is healthy enough to maintain impact or keep an implant.
- Prevents your facial features from changing appearance.
- Improves oral health.
If you have lost a tooth or had a tooth extracted, bone grafting is an effective treatment in specific situations. At Esthetic Reflections, we’ll make sure that you receive a bone graft with expert quality care. Contact us today at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051, or click “Request an Appointment” to get started.