Bone Grafting for the Entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Gum loss isn’t the only consequence of periodontitis. Patients can also experience bone loss as destructive bacteria and plaque find their way underneath the gums. The loss of bone can then lead to the loss of one or more teeth, which can trigger a chain reaction of additional bone and tooth loss over time.
Bone Grafting and Periodontal Therapy
To help patients restore tissue, Dr. Barnett offers bone grafting alongside soft tissue grafting. As with soft tissue grafting, this process involves the placement of necessary tissue where it’s currently missing. In this case, though, the tissue will most likely come from a tissue bank. After the tissue has been placed, a special growth stimulant will speed up the grafting process and ensure quality results.
Bone Grafting and Dental Implants
Patients recovering from periodontitis aren’t the only ones who may require a bone graft, however. If you’re about to have one or more teeth extracted and you’re interested in having dental implants as replacements, it’s important to have this procedure performed right away. Without it, the bone in the area can begin to atrophy, and if there’s no longer a sufficient amount of bone, implant placement can become much riskier and more difficult, if not outright impossible. By correcting this concern directly after your extraction, Dr. Barnett can help you take the first step towards a beautiful, reconstructed smile.
If you’ve been told you aren’t a candidate for dental implants because your jaw isn’t dense enough to stabilize one or more implant posts, a bone graft will help you improve your jaw’s strength and density. After your grafting procedure, your general dentist can re-evaluate your jaw to determine if you’re now a candidate for treatment with dental implants.
Would You Like to Learn More about Bone Grafting?
A bone graft is an advanced service that can greatly improve a patient’s health and wellbeing as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan, either with periodontal therapy or dental implants. To learn more about how bone grafting works and how it could help you, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We would be happy to discuss your treatment and the process involved.