Bone Grafting Returns What You’ve Lost
Why See a Periodontist for Treatment?
The Process for 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 Elyria & Westlake, OH with the purpose of restoring the proper density, height, and width of the bone in the jaw in preparation for dental implants. We partner with multiple insurance providers to make your treatment affordable and achievable. In general, bone grafting may involve one or more of the following procedures:
Socket preservation is a bone grafting procedure our periodontist 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 Elyria & Westlake, OH. Gently lifting the sinus cavity, bone grafting material can be placed to restore proper bone height.