Dr. Sam Wise may recommend bone grafting in Longview, Washington if you need intensive treatment or preparing for a dental implant. This treatment helps strengthen the bone structure of your jaw to better support and restore your smile. Schedule a consultation at Lower Columbia Oral Health by calling (360) 636-3400 to learn more from our dentist.
A specialized procedure may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. We will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone during a bone graft. While we typically see the best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other types of treatment. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb or deteriorate at the tooth extraction site. The resorption must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when the bone has been lost due to gum disease.
To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are suitable for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!
Prof. Wise has the permit to perform IV sedation at the office. No need to pay the hospital setting
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