Bone grafting is a procedure that increases bone density, and it is mainly done to place a dental implant in that part of the jaw where bone loss has occurred. Dental Implants are fitted into the jaw bone, and a crown is placed on the top. But if there isn’t enough bone density in the implant region, the implant will fail. That is why it is very important to make sure that there is enough bone material at the implant site. If there isn’t enough bone material, your jaw won’t be able to support a natural tooth or dental implant.
Reasons behind bone loss
Tooth Loss – Tooth loss can cause bone loss if you wait too long after getting an extraction. So, make sure you don’t go very long after getting a tooth extraction and visit your dentist to find out if you are eligible for dental implants. If you are looking for the best dental implants in Surrey, look no further and give us a call today. We always recommend our patients get dental implants soon after extractions.
Gum Disease – Gum disease is another common reason behind the bone loss, but if you start treating your gum disease in time, you can avoid bone loss. Periodontitis is a very serious problem, and if you don’t see a dentist in time, it will start causing irreversible damage. Bone loss can occur when gum disease reaches an advanced stage, but you can prevent it if you start treatment in time. Gum loss caused by gum disease can usually be restored with the help of bone grafting.
Loose-fitting dentures – Loose dentures can also cause bone loss because they do not provide enough stimulation to the jaw bone. When the jaw bone does not get enough stimulation, it can get worse, and you might experience bone loss. The reason why so many dentists recommend dental implants over other tooth replacement methods is that the dental implants are rooted into your jaw bone, and they continue to provide stimulation to the jaw bone.
Other Causes – There are some other causes as well that can cause bone loss. Dental trauma can hurt your teeth, gums, and jawbone. The possibility of restoring the bone loss caused by dental trauma would depend on the type of trauma, and how much bone loss has occurred. Severely misaligned or crooked teeth can also cause bone loss if there isn’t enough direct stimulation while chewing. Bone grafting can restore the bone loss caused by any of these causes.
How do the bone grafts work?
Bone grafting is a very common procedure that can restore bone loss caused due to various reasons. It is usually done to support a dental implant or to save a natural tooth. This process works slowly and naturally when the bone graft material is placed, and then some time is given for the bone tissue to grow. Once the healing process is complete, your dentist will let you know when you are ready for the dental implants.
Some patients only need a minor bone graft, while others have more bone loss occurring in their jaw, and they need a major bone graft. Bone grafting does take some time to deliver results because it needs time to heal. Bone growth takes time, but if the process is completed successfully, your jaw bone would be good enough to support your natural tooth or the dental implant. All you have to do is to make sure that you are choosing the right dentist and periodontist for your treatment. If you have any symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis, give us a call today to consult the best dentists in Surrey. If you start your treatment in time, you would be able to save your natural teeth.
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Dental Services for Refugees
We provide dental services for refugees under Interim Federal Health Program. Our Surrey dentists are registered with Medavie Blue Cross and provide dental services for patients covered by Interim Federal Health Program.
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Healthy kids program provide basic dental treatment for children in low income families. Pacific Blue Cross is the dental insurance provider under this program. We also accept adult ministry patients.
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