Dental bone grafts are a surgical procedure where our dentists use a small piece of bone to help reinforce the strength of our Langley patients' jawbones.
What is a Bone Graft?
Dental bone grafting is a procedure that our Walnut Grove dentists use to strengthen a patient's jaw bone that has undergone some degradation or bone loss.
This procedure involves placing a small amount of bone at one or more points in your jawbone where bone loss has begun to occur in order to serve as a supporting structure for your body to begin to regrow and strengthen its own structures. This piece of bone tissue may have been taken from your own body or from a donor.
Bone grafts are commonly used in anticipation of a dental surgery like the placement of implants into your jaw, to held strengthen your oral structures in order to support dental restorations.
Bone grafts allow our patients to recover stability and strength in their jaw bone, enabling other important oral surgeries such as implants or extractions.
Bone Graft Treatment
When Would I Need A Bone Graft?
Any health condition or environmental factor that may cause a patient to lose bone mass or experience some degradation of their jawbone is enough to warrant a bone graft.
These health conditions can include periodontal disease, a missing tooth and more.
What Treatments Can Bone Grafts Help Support?
There are a number of treatments, surgeries and dental restorations that either work best or require a stable and strong jawbone to be successful.