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Do you know how bone grafting can help you? If not, then we can tell you! Many people suffer from bone loss in their jaw due to advanced gum disease. When there is a bone loss, there is not enough strength in your jaw to support your teeth, including a dental implant. That is why many people need bone grafting to restore their oral health and teeth.

Our dentistss, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry, offer bone grafting procedures to help your smile. That is why our team at Sunridge Dental Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is happy to give you some basic information on bone grafting.

The leading cause of tooth loss among adults is periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease can claim your teeth and cause severe damage to your gums and cause your jawbone to weaken. To restore your smile, a dental implant may be desired to restore one or more teeth for implant supported dentures. To place a dental implant, you must have appropriate jaw strength because the implant fuses to your bone for strength and support. That is why a bone graft is often recommended before receiving a dental implant.

During the bone graft procedure, the specialist will either take a section of bone from an area in your body, or a unique bone grafting material will be used and grafted into your jaw. As with any procedure, a healing period of time will be required to make sure your graft holds and becomes strong enough to support the implant. This period could be several weeks. Luckily, your expert will be with you for every step of the process. When successful, the result contains restored jaw support and restored teeth that can look and function as natural teeth do.

If you continue to have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 505-836-0322 to make an appointment. Our team is fully trained and equipped to assist you with your questions and concerns about our procedures.