What Happens When I Lose a Tooth?
When teeth are lost, without the root to stimulate bone growth, the jaw bone surrounding the area will start to deteriorate. If enough time elapses, the bone will continue to wear away until replacing your teeth with dental implants is simply not an option anymore. Your options for a full smile will be limited to wearing loose, ill-fitting dentures and that is not an appealing solution at all.
Patients can now benefit from the ideal solution to bone volume problems: a jaw bone graft. Bone can be lost because of disease, injury, or previous extractions. Dr. Joseph Amalfitano provides his patients with jaw bone grafting and other bone augmentation to make restoring missing teeth with dental implants possible.
Bone Grafting Has Several Applications
Make Dental Implants Possible Again With a Bone Graft!
Jaw Bone Grafting
Bone is taken from a tissue bank or from a donor site on the patient’s body and grafted onto the area of low bone volume making dental implants possible.
If you lose teeth in the upper back jaw area, bone can be added between molars and premolars. In order to place dental implants, the sinus will be “lifted” up and often a new jaw bone graft is placed.
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Dr. Amalfitano proudly serves his patients in Traverse City, MI. He has received advanced surgical training in the treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. He is a member of several national organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology and the International College of Osseointegration. To learn more about your options to receive a bone graft and to make an appointment please call our office today!
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