When a tooth is lost or removed, the bone structure at the site of the missing tooth begins to deteriorate. This process begins almost immediately after the tooth is removed because the bone is no longer being used to support the tooth. If the tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, you may experience significant bone loss. This bone loss can make it difficult or even impossible to effectively place a dental implant, and it can also negatively affect the appearance of your smile and face.
If you have experienced bone loss, Dr. Douglas A Deam may recommend a bone graft in Coral Gables, Florida. When performing a bone graft, our dentist will use fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone tissue to restore bone structure that has been lost after tooth loss. A bone graft may also be needed if you have experienced bone loss due to advanced periodontal disease or other conditions. The grafts aid the regrowth of bone, which restores tooth stability and allows our dentist to effectively place a dental implant.
We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!