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What do you know about bone grafting? For starters, did you know that a bone graft in your jaw can improve your oral health if you have had bone loss from gum disease? Yes, it’s true! If you are in need of strength and support to your jaw, then a bone graft might be ideal for you.

Our prosthodontist , Dr. Ben Ross, offers bone grafting for those who need it. That is why our team at Pantops Prosthodontics in Charlottesville, Virginia, is eager to share insight with you on the basics of bone grafting, so you can see if a bone graft procedure is right for you.

The top reason for tooth loss among grown adults is gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and it can damage your gums and cause your jawbone to deteriorate or weaken over time. To bring your oral health back up to positive health, a dental implant may be needed to restore one or more teeth. However, in order to place a dental implant in for positive results, you must have enough jaw strength because the implant fuses to your bone for support. That is why a bone graft is often suggested and needed to restore your oral health and have a dental implant.

During the bone graft procedure, the surgeon will either take a section of bone from another area in your body or oftentimes, a special bone grafting material will be used and grafted into your jawbone for success. As with any surgical procedure, a healing period will be essential to make sure your graft holds and becomes strong enough. The good news is your specialist will be with you for every step of the process, so you won’t have to worry. When successful with the bone grafting and dental implant, the result includes restored jaw support, positive oral health, and restored teeth that can look and function as natural teeth do.

If you are ready to find out if a bone grafting is something you need, please call us today at 434-977-9836 to set up an appointment. Our dental team is skilled and trained to help you with every step of the procedure while you are in our care.