Bone Grafting

In the event of tooth loss, the underlying jaw bone will shrink away, and in the prolonged absence of a tooth the underlying jaw bone can become quite atrophied.

Isolated areas of missing teeth with bone loss can lead to the surrounding teeth being compromised, and the generalized loss of bone in people who wear complete or partial dentures can lead to loose or painful dentures.

Some reasons to have a bone graft include:

  • preventing the loss of bone in an area requiring a tooth extraction
  • adding bone width or height in an area so that it may receive a dental implant
  • improving the fit and retention of a complete or partial denture

To find out more about bone grafting and how it may pertain to you specifically, please contact Mission Park Dental to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wong.