Why Consider Bone Grafting?
If you have lost teeth or had teeth extracted, it’s important to maintain proper bone levels in your jaw. As the foundation of your smile, the jaw bone is critical to your oral health and function, as it supports your remaining teeth and helps preserve your facial structure; however, your jaw bone does need the stimulation of tooth roots to remain dense and strong. When teeth are extracted or lost, the jaw bone no longer receives this stimulation and will shrink away. Bone loss can lead to shifting and loosening of your remaining teeth, loss of lip and cheek support, and problems in your joints. Without enough bone support, you may not be able to replace your teeth with dental implants or even dentures. To help ensure that these functional and esthetic consequences do not worsen, our dental team at Adara Surgical Institute offers bone grafting in Issaquah, WA. This procedure restores the jawbone volume and density that has been lost, improving your oral health and function.
The Process for Restoring Lost Bone
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves placing dental bone material in areas where the bone has resorbed, or where a tooth has been extracted. We offer bone grafting in Issaquah, WA with the purpose of restoring the natural density, height and width of the jaw bone. We partner with multiple insurance providers to keep your treatment affordable and achievable. In general, bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures:
○ Socket preservation is a bone graft procedure that our dentist completes after extracting a tooth. This involves packing bone graft material into the empty socket of your missing tooth. Socket preservation slows the resorption process when you have a missing tooth, and it can also help preserve the health of your bone until a dental implant [LINK TO DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY] can be placed.
What Benefits Are There to Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting may seem like simply a functional treatment to improve the health of your mouth, but it has even more benefits. Tooth and bone loss can impact your ability to eat and speak, your oral and physical health, and your personal well-being, as well as your self-esteem. By restoring the bone levels of your jaw, our team in Issaquah, WA can treat disease and infection, and replace missing teeth with restorations such as dental bridges [LINK TO ZIRCONIA FIXED BRIDGES], dentures and implants. Having your smile fully restored can significantly improve your health, your confidence, and your quality of life!
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