Bone grafting around existing teeth or implants:
A bone graft replaces missing supporting bone around teeth or dental implants with material from the patient's own body, or with a synthetic or natural substitute. The bone graft not only replaces missing bone but also helps your body to regenerate its own bone. Over time your own newly formed bone will replace much of the grafted material.
Bone grafting after teeth have been lost:
If a long time has passed since a tooth was removed or lost, the remaining jaw-bone may begin to thin. This often leaves too poor a quality and quantity of bone suitable for the successful placement of dental implants. Fortunately, we now have the ability to grow bone where needed prior to implant placement. This gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, thus enhancing the long-term success of your implant.
Dr. Sarosh Dastoor works very closely with your referring doctor in coordinating and communicating about your bone grafting and ridge preservation appointments.