Your teeth play an important role in stimulating and maintaining the health of your supporting bone. When you lose teeth, this supporting bone begins to deteriorate, or resorb, causing your remaining teeth to become loose and unstable in your mouth. Dr. Roland Hernandez provides bone grafting to help you regain healthy supporting bone and ensure your teeth or dental implants remain stable in your mouth. We invite you to call Fort Lauderdale OMS at 954-356-9956 to schedule an appointment with our oral surgeon and learn more about bone grafting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Bone grafting is a type of oral surgery provided when your jawbone is not dense enough to support your teeth. This loss of bone density may occur as a result of missing teeth, periodontal disease or other factors, and it must be corrected before you can receive a dental implant to replace your missing teeth. Our experienced oral surgeon will carefully evaluate your teeth and supporting oral structures to determine if you would benefit from a bone grafting procedure.
When you receive a bone graft, our oral surgeon will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone. The best results of this treatment are achieved with bone taken from your own body, but bone fragments from a tissue bank or artificial bone fragments may also be used if needed. Once the grafted material is in place, it should grow together with your jawbone to increase bone density in the treated area and create a stronger, more stable foundation for your smile.
If you have any questions about bone grafting, or to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon, call our office today and speak with a member of our team.