If you’re already missing teeth and have moderate to severe bone loss, you may need bone grafting before you can receive dental implants. Natural teeth and bone rely on each other for support and strength. If one or more teeth are lost, the bone no longer has a functional purpose and will resorb, or shrink. Even moderate bone loss may leave the jaw too thin and weak to support a dental implant. When this is the case, our team at VSP Dental offers bone grafting in Danville, VA to restore the necessary support your jawbone needs to safely secure dental implants and improve your oral health and function.
WHAT IS A DENTAL BONE GRAFT?
The Process of Restoring Lost Bone
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves placing dental bone graft material in areas where the bone has resorbed, or a tooth has been extracted. We offer bone grafting in Danville, VA to restore the proper density, height, and width of the bone in the jaw. We partner with multiple dental financing companies to make your treatment affordable and achievable. In general, bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures, and may be completed the day of your implant placement to streamline treatment:
Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure our dentist completes after tooth extraction. This involves packing bone graft material into the empty tooth socket. Socket preservation slows the resorption process where the tooth is missing. It can also help preserve the health of the bone until a dental implant can be placed
Ridge augmentation refers to a bone grafting procedure that restores the natural density and contours of part or the entirety of a jaw ridge. Restoring healthy bone levels to a jaw arch can make dentures more comfortable and fitted to your gumline.
When bone in the premolar or molar areas of the jaw has lost density or volume, you may benefit from receiving a sinus lift in Danville, VA. Gently lifting the sinus cavity, bone grafting material can be placed to restore proper bone height.
The Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting seems like just a functional treatment meant to improve your oral health. But this treatment also has more widespread benefits. Tooth and bone loss can lead to numerous problems that affect your ability to eat, your oral and physical health, as well as your personal wellbeing. By restoring bone levels in your jaw, our Danville, VA team at VSP Dental can treat infection and disease and replace missing teeth with restorations like dental bridges and dentures as well as prepare you for dental implants. Having a smile restored to proper function and aesthetics can significantly improve your confidence, health, and quality of life!
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