Serving McMinnville and Surrounding Areas of Oregon
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft.
After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed.
Dr. Natalya Ramsay and team provide bone grafting to both help maintain bone quality for implant placement. Additionally, bone can be used to try to regenerate specific types of bone loss related to gum disease. After you have lost a tooth and time has passed, the jawbone will deteriorate in such a way that restorative implant dentistry becomes much more difficult and costly to place.
One of the many benefits of modern medical science is that with bone grafting treatments, human bone can be restored and regrown when needed. Because of this, our dentist can enhance your teeth and smile to full functionality and optimal cosmetic appearance.
To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, please call Evans Street Dental Center at (503) 472-1402 for more information about how a bone graft in McMinnville, Oregon, can help your smile.