Dental Bone Grafting in Sedona
Bone Grafting for implants in sedona
In areas of the jaw where teeth are missing, many patients will see significant bone loss and the jaw bone is reabsorbed. This often results in a condition where there is not the quality and quantity of bone required to place dental implants. Bone grafting gives us the ability to grow bone where it is needed for successful implant placement. It also allows our dentists at Adobe Dental Design of Sedona to restore functionality and aesthetics of the jaw.
Removal of teeth is sometimes necessary because of pain, infection, bone loss, or due to a fracture in the tooth. The bone that holds the tooth in place, the socket, is often damaged by infection, resulting in a deformity of the jaw after the tooth is extracted. In addition, when teeth are extracted the surrounding bone and gums can shrink and recede very quickly, resulting in unsightly defects and a collapse of the lips and cheeks.
These jaw defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Jaw deformities from tooth removal can be prevented and repaired by a procedure called socket preservation. Socket preservation can greatly improve the appearance of your smile and increase your chances for successful dental implants.
Several techniques can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction. In one common method, the tooth is removed and the socket is filled with bone. It is then covered with gum, a collagen membrane, or tissue, which encourages your body’s natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, the socket heals, eliminating shrinkage and collapse of the surrounding gum and facial tissues. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for the placement of an implant. If Dr. Katherine Held or Dr. Jonathan Held has recommended tooth removal, be sure to ask if socket preservation is necessary. This is particularly important if you are planning on replacing the front teeth. Contact us today if you live in Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona to learn more about implant grafting.