Rebuilding Your Smile with a Bone Graft

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Drs. White and Thweatt at Sandston Comprehensive Dentistry is happy to offer bone augmentation, or bone grafting, for patients in Sandston, Virginia with loss of bone in the jaw. If you are experiencing bone loss density stemming from tooth loss, trauma or gum disease, a bone graft procedure can rebuild your smile.

Many people don’t realize how important the jaw is to facial structure and support. Normally, proper bone density in the jaw is maintained by the stimulation of chewing. So when a tooth is lost, this stimulation is prevented and negatively impacts healthy jaw bone growth. Without proper supportive jaw bone, your face may appear prematurely older.

Another issue which jaw bone loss affects is potential corrective dental treatments, such as dental implants to restore your smile. When there is insufficient bone material in the jaw, there isn’t enough bone to support an implant. Thankfully, a bone augmentation procedure allows Drs. White and Thweatt to improve successful restoration with crowns, dentures, or fixed bridgework.

To perform the bone graft, Drs. White and Thweatt may take some bone from another section of your jaw or body (perhaps from the hip or shin) to transplant it into your jaw. Bone material may also be derived from other sources, including artificial bone to rebuild your smile.

If you would like to know if a bone graft may be a good choice for your smile, we invite you to schedule a visit with our team by calling 804-737-4444 today. At Sandston Comprehensive Dentistry, we look forward to helping you create the smile of your dreams in Sandston, Virginia!