The quality and integrity of your smile is made of more than just what meets the eye. The contour, density, and quantity of the underlying bone can influence more than the attractiveness of your smile. Healthy, plentiful bone can enhance the success of your dental work as well as your teeth’s ability to function properly. In fact, the quality of the jawbone can even be a determining factor in identifying patients who may or may not be eligible for dental implants.
Damaged or lost bone cannot regenerate naturally. Instead, surgical intervention is necessary to return to a healthy state.
When gum disease, a tooth extraction, or a developmental defect has left you with inadequate bone structure, Dr. Patel can employ his depth of periodontal knowledge and surgical expertise to restore the natural dimensions of the bone. Though the jawbone is a significant factor in your oral health, damaged or lost bone cannot regenerate naturally. Instead, surgical intervention is necessary to return to a healthy state.
The procedure, known as bone augmentation or bone grafting, can be safely performed in our relaxing and comfortable dental office. By adding superior-quality natural or artificial bone beneath the gums, the volume and density of your own bone can be significantly improved. As an adjunct to the dental implant procedure or in preparation for a future implant, the additional bone can give your gum line a more natural contour while creating a more favorable foundation for your artificial tooth.
To make your experience as stress-free and pain-free as possible, Dr. Patel offers sedatives, local anesthetics, and pain relievers that are administered safely and responsibly.
To provide you with more information about the benefits of bone augmentation, Dr. Patel invites you to schedule your personalized consultation today.