If your existing bone structure cannot support your dental implant, Dr. Brandon Cera may recommend that you receive a bone graft. Bone grafting surgery can sound scary, but our dentist at Northside Dental makes sure that your procedure goes off without a hitch. Our team will monitor your treatment site to make sure the graft takes and provide the necessary support to proceed with your implant. To learn more about bone grafting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and if it is the right treatment for you, call or text our practice at 505-820-3551.
A bone graft may be necessary if an area of bone is not thick or strong enough to function properly or to allow for a dental procedure. During a bone graft procedure, we will strengthen the area with bone graft material, synthetic tissue or donated bone tissue. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted material to create a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!