When there is a significant deficiency in bone or soft tissue, ridge augmentation may be performed to restore the missing tissue(s).
When an extraction occurs, tissue and underlying jawbone can be damaged. If you want to experience the complete benefits of an extraction while preserving as much of your natural tissue as possible, then a ridge preservation procedure can be performed as part of your treatment.
Bone Grafting – Implants are Now Possible
In some cases, dental implants cannot be placed due to a breakdown of jawbone material. When this occurs, there is insufficient bone to fix an
implant permanently in place. To correct this condition, bone grafts may be necessary. As board-certified periodontists, Drs. Moshrefi and Daneshmand provide their
patients with among the best dental bone grafting Los Angeles has available.
Bone grafting is done to augment or strengthen the bone surrounding a tooth or teeth. It's commonly done when there has been bone loss due to periodontal disease, trauma, or tooth loss. It's also done to
maintain the jawbone's structure after a tooth has been extracted.
When a tooth is missing and not replaced, the bone in the area begins to gradually be resorbed into the body. This is because when the previous
tooth root was in place, it stimulated the bone and tissues. Without the tooth, the bone starts to reduce. Surrounding teeth begin to shift and move
toward the empty socket, resulting in crooked teeth.
An additional consequence of deteriorating bone is the collapse of the facial structure. People who lose their teeth without replacing them
commonly begin to look older than they are as the jawbone shrinks.
Dental bone grafting simply adds bone or bone-like material into areas in the jaw where more is needed. The basic procedure involves surgically cutting
the gums so they can be pulled away from the tooth where more bone material is needed, or placing bone material in a prepared empty socket after an
extraction. The gums are sutured closed or a protective covering is placed over the area to allow healing to occur. After a period of time, the
grafting material will consolidate with the existing bone, resulting in regrowth and rejuvenation.
Bone grafts are also commonly done to make it possible to place an implant. There must be enough bone available to provide a sound foundation. Bone
grafts are a simple solution. Before this technology was available, many people could not get implants.
High quality dental bone grafting
Dr. Abdy Moshrefi and Dr. Nazanin Daneshmand have been successfully placing dental implants since 1999. Board certified, their extensive experience
allows them to deliver among the best dental bone grafting Los Angeles has to offer. The entire staff takes great care to make sure all your
questions are answered and that you are comfortable during treatment. We also follow up with you after your procedure to ensure you are doing well.
We are confident you will love the results!