If left untreated, gum disease can affect more than just your gums and teeth. It can also cause a loss of tissue in your jaw bone. A loss of bone mass in the jaw can also be the result of missing teeth. To address this problem, our dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan may suggest bone grafting in McKinney, Texas. To find out if you might benefit from a bone grafting procedure, contact Vital Dental today at (972) 347-0945 to schedule an appointment.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure designed to strengthen the jaw bone. It is often done in preparation for a dental implant. Without the tooth root, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, or resorb. This process weakens the jaw bone and can have an adverse effect on your health and appearance. Typically, the body reacts best to its own bone tissue, and we prefer to use a bone graft from your own body. However, if necessary, we can use artificial bone tissue or fragments from a tissue bank. After the graft has been placed, the bone knits together with the graft creating a stronger, denser jaw bone. While it is most often used to create a suitable site for an implant, after a lost tooth, there are times when a bone graft is necessary for periodontal treatments, if gum disease has resulted in lost bone tissue.