Bone Augmentation

easy-graft_dispensingYour jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the jawbone that was lost.

The periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then removes the periodontal disease, repairs the bone damage and fills in the damaged area with bone grafting material.

boneGrafting2_1This transparent view shows the bone loss that has occurred from periodontal disease.
boneGrafting3_1The periodontist gently creates a flap in the gum tissue.
boneGrafting4_1He then fills the underlying bone loss with bone grafting material.
boneGrafting5_1A patch is placed to hold the grafting material in place.
boneGrafting6_1The periodontist then closes the gum flap and allows the area to heal.
boneGrafting1_1The bone grafting material will integrate with the bone and the gum will also return to normal.