If you are missing teeth, your remaining teeth may begin to shift in your mouth as the supporting bone tissue in that area resorbs, or deteriorates, at the site of the missing tooth. Before our dentists can place an implant this problem will need to be corrected with a bone grafting procedure.
Bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure that involves transplanting a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body into the jawbone. The grafted tissue then grows together with the original bone to create a stronger, denser and more stable foundation that can support your teeth and implants. While the best results are achieved using bone tissue from your own body, biocompatible grafting material may also be used when necessary.
Bone grafting treatments are generally very successful, with studies showing that implant placed into grafted bone tissue have similar success rates to those placed in natural bone. Thanks to careful planing and advances in treatment techniques, bone grafting procedures are minimally invasive and have predictable results. We also have sedation options available to make your grafting procedure as comfortable as possible.
While bone grafts are usually needed prior to an implant placement procedure, they may also be recommended as part of a periodontal treatment plan when bone tissue has been lost due to gum disease.
We invite you to call Mirci Dental at 801-486-1155 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mirci or Dr. Dan and learn more about the benefits of bone grafting in Salt Lake City, Utah.