What is Bone Grafting?
In a person suffering from periodontal disease, the bones that hold the tooth in place are often destroyed by the toxins produced by the interaction between their enzymes and bacteria. Bone grafting is used to replace this bone, either using synthetic bone, donated bone or bone taken from the patient themselves.
Why Get Bone Grafting Done?
As mentioned above, when the bone that holds the tooth in place is destroyed, there is nothing to anchor the tooth in place. Also, the site would no longer be suitable for dental implants due to the lack of space to secure an implant into the bone. Bone grafts can help to encourage bone regrowth, providing stability to teeth or allowing for secure implantation of a dental implant.
If you are interested in using bone grafting to restore the structural support for your teeth, contact us today.