Bone Grafting in Midlothian, VA
After tooth loss, your jawbone will change shape and size because the tooth’s roots are not there to stimulate the bone. This causes your jaw to shrink quickly. At Midlothian Dental Arts, our doctors can prevent this with a bone graft, sinus lift, or ridge augmentation to correct problems such as:
- Inadequate bone density
- Uneven gum contours
- Sunken, fallen sinus cavities
- Loss of youthful appearance due to bone and tissue loss
If you have had a tooth removed or have lost a tooth, we invite you to reach out to us and visit with Dr. Jeryl Abbott to get your second opinion about whether a bone graft is right for you.
We can increase bone density to the existing bone at the same time a tooth is extracted. We do this by using bone from a bone bank and placing it into the deficient site. Over time, this bone graft will integrate with existing bone to preserve your facial structure and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
This is a bone graft procedure that is for a larger area, typically performed when there has been tooth or teeth loss for an extended period of time. A ridge augmentation will allow a person to have implants placed in an edentulous area to restore chewing functionality and a beautiful smile.
When a back upper tooth is lost, the sinus floor drops down into the new space that is created when you lose the tooth. This procedure will push the sinus back into its place and fill the cavity with bone so that a future implant may be placed there.
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