Keeping your bones healthy is incredibly important, and this is especially true for your jawbone because it supports your teeth and gums. When your jawbone starts to deteriorate, it can cause tooth loss and negatively impact your appearance as well as your ability to eat and speak. If you are suffering from bone loss, a dental bone graft may help restore your oral health.

Bone Grafting Dentist Portage Mi

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a procedure where damaged or weakened bone is restored by transplanting new bone tissue. Dental bone grafts focus on improving the quality of your jawbone. This is typically done to better accommodate another procedure like a dental implant or to counteract bone loss as the consequence of a tooth extraction or other procedure.

When You Need Bone Graft

Dental bone grafts are most commonly done before a dental implant procedure to ensure you have enough bone to support the implant. Bone loss is common as a result of tooth extraction, especially when that tooth is not replaced in a timely manner. This happens because the tooth is no longer there to stimulate the jawbone so the body naturally redirects the nutrients from the bone to use elsewhere.

You may also need a bone graft for a number of other reasons. For example, advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is another common cause of bone loss around your teeth. Bone grafts can also help if you experience dental trauma and your jawbone was damaged. Misaligned teeth, when left untreated, can also cause bone loss, because they do not stimulate the jawbone like regular teeth do.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in how bone grafting can help improve your oral health, call 269-329-1880 to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Portage, MI. We look forward to helping restore your oral health so you can feel more confident in your smile.

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