If you have lost tissue in your jaw due to tooth loss or trauma, a dental bone graft can rebuild your jaw and give you more choices for restoring your smile. At White Pine Dental in Murray, UT, we provide bone grafting for a range of qualified patients. Our team of skilled dentists can perform grafting procedures at our office, with no need for referrals. For many patients, a dental bone graft can allow them to experience the life-changing benefits of dental implants.
When Are Dental Bone Grafts Necessary?
One of the major consequences of tooth loss is jawbone atrophy. Without tooth roots to stimulate the jaw, the body begins to resorb the tissue in those areas. Over time, this process can cause your facial features to sag, making you appear older than you are.
A bone graft can restore your implant candidacy and improve the strength of your jaw.
Many patients do not realize they have had tissue loss until their doctor tells them they do not qualify for implants. Dental implants rely on jawbone tissue for support. If you have experienced jawbone atrophy, you will likely need a bone graft before we can place your implant posts.
Dental bone grafts can:
- Restore your candidacy for dental implants
- Prevent further tooth loss
- Maintain the shape of your jaw after an extraction
- Maintain your facial features
Is a Graft Right for Me?
The best way to find out if a bone graft can help you is to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Your doctor will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We will also take x-rays or other scans to assess the density of your jawbone. Based on this information, your doctor can recommend the right type of graft for your needs.