newport beach grafting

When you lose natural teeth, the complications for your jawbone could include a loss in mass and density, one that causes an aged appearance and could even impact dental implant placement. But we can help with oral surgery! In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dental surgeon talks about jawbone grafting treatment.

The Loss of Mass and Density in Your Smile

When we lose teeth, the body will recognize the loss of a tooth root and in response, will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone structure. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue will begin to break down, losing mass and density. Over time, this could cause further tooth loss and for some, an older appearance. Your weakened jawbone also won’t be able to support dental implants, which limits your tooth replacement options and increases the risk of an aged appearance. But our team can offer jawbone grafting to ensure your smile can support new teeth and stay strong!

Preparing Your Smile

To begin, our team will conduct a detailed examination with digital technology, including digital x-rays. We want to assess the cause and severity of your tooth loss, so we know if you have underlying issues like gum disease that need treatment. Our team will also assess the weakened portions of your smile to see if you need grafting.

The Grafting Process

With jawbone grafting, our team will apply new structure to the lower jaw, which helps fortify it so there is enough structure to support one or more dental implants. The new tissues could be taken from other parts of your body, such as the rear of your jaw, your knee, or your hip. We could also use synthetic tissues too. We will attach these to the jaw and they will bond with the bond, strengthening your smile so you can support new teeth! For the upper arch, we could discuss a sinus lift, in which we raise the sinus floor to uncover new structures to support dental implants.

Dental Implants

When the area has healed, we can insert the dental implants, which act as new roots and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure. As a result, you have new teeth that can last for decades to come, and you can keep the jaw strong and whole, so you don’t lose your youthful features. If you have any questions about ridge augmentation, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Ridge Augmentation

Don’t let the weakened state of your smile prevent you from receiving replacement teeth! To learn more about preparing your smile for dental implants or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!