Bone Grafting/Socket Preservation
A bone graft is used to recreate the bone and soft supporting tissues lost due to gum disease. It’s also called regenerative surgery. Regenerative surgery is a treatment for gum disease, also called periodontitis.Â People with periodontitis lose gum coverage and bone support around their teeth. Regenerative surgery regrows these lost tissues. Before your surgery, you need to undergo a basic periodontal treatment, called scaling and root planing. You also must be taking good care of your teeth. You should brush twice a day and floss daily.
The goal of this surgery is to rebuild bone that was lost, which is achieved by our board-certified periodontist here at Dentalvana, who specializes in diagnosing and treating gum disease. The roots will be thoroughly cleaned and the defects in the bone will be filled in with a bone graft material. Then they will be covered with a physical barrier.
When teeth need to be replaced with an implant due to a fracture or the hopeless prognosis of a tooth, we might need to place a bone graft to keep the width of the bone intact, which is necessary to provide proper strength for the implant. This is a great procedure to keep your bone intact and ready for an implant, if you choose to place one.
Please give us a call at 786-516-2882 when you are ready to experience the Dentalvana difference!