When might a patient need bone grafting procedures?
Your teeth are held in place by the bone of the jaw. That is what provides stability and strength for a tooth to function at its best. When teeth are lost or extracted, patients might experience the natural lessening of bone in the jaw due to bone resorption. Additionally, certain conditions, such as periodontal disease, can cause the loss of bone as well. When patients need to rebuild this bone to prepare for procedures such as dental implants, they will need to speak to a dental professional about bone grafting. Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane and his team at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine are here to assist with bone grafting for new and existing patients in the area of Red Bank, New Jersey.
Why bone grafting?
There are several reasons why a patient might start to consider the benefits of bone grafting to restore loss from gum disease, missing teeth, or other problems. Below are just a few situations in which a dentist may recommend bone grafting for a patient:
- To correct a deficiency caused by the loss or extraction of one or more teeth.
- To prepare a patient for a more restorative procedure such as dental implants.
- To keep the jaw from appearing “sunken in,” which can occur in long-term denture wearers, maintain a youthful appearance to the chin and jaw area.
When patients are considering ways to restore their bone in the jaw, they have limited options, which is what makes bone grafting a popular solution at The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine.
Call Dr. Glenn A. MacFarlane and his team today to book an appointment at our facility
If you are interested in finding out more about bone grafting and other preparatory procedures for the smile, it may be time to talk to a professional about your needs. We are pleased to offer bone grafting in preparation for various treatments and help patients decide if it is needed for their smiles. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (732) 517-7785 and visiting the office at 211 Broad Street, Suite #106 in Red Bank, New Jersey.