Dental bone grafts are a common dental procedure that can help restore the natural height of your gum line. In some cases, we can also use it to replace missing teeth. Bone grafting is often necessary when extensive bone loss from periodontal disease or another traumatic injury. Bone grafts have been known to have a wide array of benefits, as we will explore in this post. These benefits include:
Improved Appearance and Function of the Jaw
The gums of the mouth are very similar to soft tissue. When gum tissues recede or pull away from teeth and bone, they expose the jawbone. The exposed area appears dark in color compared to the healthy parts of the jaw. Bone grafting can be performed on this dead bone to match up with the surrounding structure again.
Increased Volume of Bone for Reconstruction Procedures
The primary benefits of dental bone graft are the volume of additional healthy, stable bone that can restore function and form in compromised teeth. This is particularly useful for reconstructing areas after a tooth or root removal. It's also an effective means of treating problems associated with the periodontal disease since it provides rigid structural support when used as a support for dental implants.
Improved Facial Appearance and Aesthetics
One of the major benefits associated with dental bone graft is an improved facial or aesthetic appearance. The gum tissue can often recede to reveal 'sunken' teeth, leaving them looking unattractive and uneven compared to natural-looking gums. A bone graft will improve these aesthetics by creating sufficient height for implants to be added.
Improved Dental Health and Functionality
The benefits of dental bone graft can also be realized in the patient's mouth, improving their oral health and functionality. For example, if teeth are missing or have been removed due to periodontitis (gum disease), then implants may not be able to be placed to replace them. A bone graft will help regenerate and strengthen the jawbone, enabling dental implants or other restorative procedures to occur successfully.
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