Bone Regeneration for Dental Implants
The jawbone plays an important role in dental health, from providing strong support to the teeth to forming part of the mouth structure - and hence facial appearance. It is thus a cause for concern when your jawbone starts to deteriorate due to bone loss. Fortunately, at Periodontal Associates, we offer several dental solutions, including bone regeneration therapy, which helps to stop bone loss and stimulate the growth of new bone structure. The bone regeneration treatment is especially important when you are considering undergoing dental implant placement.
What Causes Bone Loss?
The loss of bone in the jaw can be due to some reasons. These include:
The Bone Regeneration Treatment
Bone regeneration is an oral surgery procedure that is performed to stimulate the growth of new bone. It involves placing bone grafting material where the new bone structure will form. The graft then starts to grow, until it completely meshes with the existing jawbone to form one structure.
The bone regeneration procedure is carried out under anesthesia and in a single session. An incision is created on the gum surrounding the area where the loss has occurred to offer access to the jawbone. In case there is an infection, the damaged bone is removed and the area thoroughly cleaned. The graft material is then placed and covered with a biocompatible material. After that, the surgery site is closed by stitching the gums together.
When Is Bone Regeneration Necessary
Bone regeneration is usually performed before a dental implant procedure, when there has been considerable damage to the bone, or when there is not sufficient bone to hold the implants. The procedure can, however, be performed for other reasons such as:
Damaged or insufficient jawbone structure can result in you being disqualified for dental implant placement, in addition to causing several dental problems. Periodontal Associates can help to make you ready for implant placement through bone regeneration therapy. Call us today at (971) 317-8414 to book an appointment.