Bone grafting is a procedure to replace bone in the jaw. It can be used to regenerate bone in the jaw in patients who have lost bone structure due to the loss of teeth or as the result of periodontal disease. Bone grafting can also be used to maintain the form of the jaw to support future dental implants. SmilesNY offers bone grafting in New York City.
In the dental field, bone grafting is a simple procedure designed to regenerate missing bone in the jaw. Grafts of bone are placed within the jaw where there is an insufficient amount of bone through a short and short surgical procedure. Over a healing period of several months, these bone grafts are absorbed by the jaw and contribute to the formation of new bone cells. The grafts convert to new, living bone cells, replacing the bone loss caused by missing teeth or periodontal disease.
While dental implants have become one of the most popular methods for replacing a missing tooth or teeth, they require a strong foundation in the jaw in order to be successfully placed. Unfortunately, many patients who have lost teeth lack the bone density in their jaw bones to hold dental implants. In many cases, these patients can still have dental implants placed following a simple bone grafting procedure.
Bone grafts can be harvested from other parts of your body (autografts), from cadavers (allografts), or from synthetic bone substances. Each patient is different, and the source of your bone grafts will depend on several factors. Our on-site periodontist, Kevin Loshak D.D.S., will decide which option is best suited for your individual case.
Before your bone grafting procedure, diagnostic testing will be performed to determine the precise locations where bone grafts will need to be placed and the amount of bone grafts necessary. Once your treatment plan is determined, you will be ready to undergo your bone grafting procedure.
Bone grafting is performed by our on-site periodontist, Dr. Kevin Loshak. During the procedure, the area that needs bone is prepared and the grafting material is carefully placed and secured. Over the course of several months, the grafts will heal, promoting the growth of new bone in the jaw.
If you have deficient bone structure in the jaw caused by missing teeth or periodontal disease or if you need dental implants but lack the bone structure to support them, you may be a good candidate for bone grafting in New York City. Your dentist at SmilesNY will discuss this treatment option with you during your initial consultation.
The talented dentists at SmilesNY will be happy to discuss Bone Grafting in New York with you. Please feel free to call 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment online in our New York office.