When you suffer from tooth loss, then your smile could gradually break down over time, leading to an aged appearance. However, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons know how to rebuild your weakened jaw, so you can support dental implants and enjoy a beautiful smile once again!
The Causes of Loss Bone and Density
Your body sends regular doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone to keep it strong and enable it to support your teeth. However, when you lose a tooth, the body diverts the flow of nutrients away from the jawbone around the missing root. As a result, this area begins to break down. Over time, this could lead to further tooth loss and over enough time, a prematurely aged appearance. If you lose teeth and your jawbone degrades, then this could mean we can’t place a tooth replacement like dental implants, as there isn’t enough jawbone to support the new roots.
Rebuilding It With Grafting
To preserve your smile and prevent tooth loss and aged appearance, and to also pave the way for your dental implants, we can rebuild your jaw. The grafting procedure, also known as a ridge augmentation, includes taking tissues from the back of your jaw or your hip, or from a donor or synthetic source, and bonding it with your jaw. When the area heals, it is ready for implant placement! To ensure the procedure is a comfortable one, we have local anesthetics and dental sedation, and we will monitor your smile as it heals!
Placing Your New Teeth
When we insert the new implant post, they will be accepted as new roots, which preserves your newly rebuilt jawbone and allows you to enjoy a complete smile again. We then cap the post with a restoration, or possibly a prosthetic, so you can smile with confidence again, enjoy your favorite meals, and speak without difficulty. So don’t live with tooth loss, and even if you’ve lost mass and density in your smile, we can still help. Talk to our team today and schedule a consultation so we can see you! If you have any questions about a ridge augmentation or about implant dentistry, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About the Grafting Process?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile once again. To learn more about the process of rebuilding your smile with oral surgery, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. A full and healthy smile is possible, even if you’ve lived with tooth loss for several years. We have options to help rebuild your smile and keep it strong and whole for years to come!