Here at the Maryland Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants, some of the most important and valued services provided by our Baltimore periodontal surgeon
are our bone grafting services. When you are missing teeth, whether they have fallen out, been knocked out, or if the have been extracted by a dentist, the underlying bone in your jaw gradually degenerates, and becomes reabsorbed. This lack of sufficient bone in the area where the missing tooth was makes it difficult to put a dental implant restoration there, meaning that it will be harder and harder to replace the missing tooth as time goes on. If you have gone through a consultation and been told that you are not a good candidate for dental implants because of an insufficient amount of bone mass, the next step is to visit our Baltimore periodontal surgeon
so that we can discuss the possibilities of bone grafting procedures with you. Thanks to the constant advancements in the dental field, and in the medical field as a whole, we can grow bone where we need it. Bone grafts help us to do this. In some cases, extensive bone grafting is needed in order to give you the bone mass necessary for the dental procedure you are looking to get. This is called major bone grafting. Major bone grafting takes bone that is acquired either from a tissue bank or from your own body, such as from your jaw, hip, or tibia. Our Baltimore periodontal surgeon
also performs sinus bone grafts in order to replace degenerated bone in your posterior upper jaw area. Another option is to use special membranes that dissolve under your gums, protecting your bone graft and encouraging the bone to regenerate. As you can see, there are a number of ways that bone grafting surgery can work. Our Baltimore periodontal surgeon would be happy to give you more personalized recommendations regarding bone grafting treatments during your next appointment with us.
If you are interested in learning more about bone grafting surgery or any of the other various services provided by our Baltimore periodontal surgeon, we encourage you to visit the main Maryland Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants website to browse through more information on these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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By Maryland Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants
August 6, 2015