Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that was developed to remedy issues with damaged bones and joints. This process involves transplanting bone tissue to separate areas of the body. Whether your bones have sustained damage due to trauma or your joints have grown weak, bone grafting may be right for you. The procedure is also used to encourage bone growth around an implanted device, such as a dental implant.
If necessary, we will perform socket grafting once your tooth extraction is through. This way, our team is able to prevent any issues that may surface throughout the healing process. During a normal period of recovery, after a tooth has been removed, the tooth socket may decrease in size. Socket shrinkage affects the shape and size of the bone contour for implants and traditional bridgework.
In an effort to prevent irregular sockets, our team may fill the hole with an implant or perform immediate socket grafting to eliminate unfilled cavities. Open sockets often cause remaining teeth to drift or shift, leading to misalignment and jaw issues down the road. Our grafting and implant techniques will also improve the overall appearance of your smile, ensuring your complete confidence!