10 Facts About Jaw Bone Loss & Bone Grafting
Posted by Brighton dentistry on Oct 14 2015, 08:50 AM
If you have experienced jaw bone loss, then you can re-grow tissues by visiting [practice_name] for a bone grafting procedure. Here are a few facts you should know about jaw bone loss and bone grafting.
- Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common causes of jaw bone loss. This inflammatory condition deteriorates both gum and bone tissue and can also cause tooth loss.
- Tooth extractions, the wear of dentures, and oral cancer can also result in jaw bone loss.
- A jaw with a low bone density is weak and usually cannot support dental implants.
- Bone grafting is a procedure where grafting material is applied to a jaw which has experienced bone loss.
- A graft actually promotes the natural growth of the jaw bone.
- The best bone grafting material is bone tissue taken from your own body because it still contains living cells that aid growth and healing.
- Tissue from human cadavers and cows can be used as a bone graft.
- Synthetic materials also work as a bone graft.
- We apply a bone graft by injecting a local anesthetic, making an incision in the gum tissue, applying the graft with screws, and then stitching the gums together again.
- Six to nine months after the bone grafting surgery, your jaw will have grown enough bone tissue that the screws can be removed and you will be able to receive implants.