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Dental Bone Grafting in Toronto
When a tooth is lost, the bone around it shrinks – which is a natural physiological response from our body. Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. With over 30 years of clinical, hands-on experience in advanced fields of modern dentistry, Dr. Kostirko is able to offer his patients bone grafting solutions to help him place implants of proper length and width. Which also allows him to restore the functionality of their teeth and their appearance.
What is Bone Grafting?If your jaw bone is too thin or soft to keep a dental implant in place, there is an extremely good chance the implant will fail. In a bone graft procedure, a section of bone from another area of your body is taken , or as is a common procedure now, a special bone grafting material is used, and grafted onto your jaw bone. The recovery time is usually several months while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to ensure the implant will be stable and secure. It is possible to perform the bone graft and implant surgery at the same time. A successful bone graft will allow your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant.
Bone Grafting Jaw Bone PreservationIf you’ve had one tooth or several teeth missing for a long time, there’s a chance that the bone below where those teeth would have been have now become broken down. A breakdown in bony structure can also be caused by:
- Facial trauma
- Growth deformity
- Periodontal disease
- Untreated cavities