Dental Bone Grafting

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What is Dental Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting in Portland may be necessary if jaw bone has deteriorated from disease, missing teeth or trauma. This progressive bone loss reduces the chance for the placement of dental implants. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to rebuild the structure of the jaw, attempting to restore both height and width.

The bone grafting procedure strengthens the jaw, providing the quantity and quality of bone necessary to place dental implants or other tooth replacements. Bone for a periodontal bone graft can be taken from donors, other areas in the mouth or from synthetic bone material. The success of a bone graft depends on good general health, post-operative care and the severity of bone loss.

At Portland Periodontics, Dr. Goldwyn provides two main types of bone grafting procedures.

Gum Disease & Guided Tissue Regeneration (Periodontal Bone Grafting)

As it progresses, periodontal disease can lead to gum and bone loss around affected teeth. Dr. Goldwyn performs Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration in order to repair this bone loss. At times, specialized proteins are incorporated because they have been found to aid in the regenerative process of bone.  At Portland Periodontics, Dr. Goldwyn places a periodontal bone graft around a tooth to attempt to regenerate the bone that was lost. Success with this periodontal procedure depends on the architecture of the defect, general health and level of home care following the surgery.

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Dental Implants & Bone Grafting Surgery

When patients experience bone loss due to missing teeth, trauma or disease, then a surgical procedure known as ridge augmentation or bone grafting may be necessary in order to place dental implants. This bone grafting procedure helps rebuild the structure of the jaw in preparation for dental implants. Sometimes, bone grafting can be done at the time of dental implant placement.  Dental bone grafting and dental implant surgery can restore both the height and width of your jawbone and greatly improve your appearance by rebuilding the structure of your jaw.