Missing teeth don't just cause a tooth gap. With time, it can lead to bone loss, affecting jaw structure and facial appearance.
With bone graft surgery, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey can increase jawbone density to support the placement of dental implants.
Learn how bone tissue grafts at our Montreal, QC practice can improve implant candidacy...
Bone Atrophy After Tooth Loss Why Bone Grafts Are Necessary
Tooth Roots and the JawThe jawbone relies on a constant flow of nutrients and minerals for strength. When you have healthy teeth, the roots stimulate the jawbone with each bite, prompting the free flow of nutrients.
Tooth Loss and Bone DensityAfter losing a tooth or multiple teeth, there are no roots in place to stimulate the jaw. The lack of nutrients and minerals to the jaw causes the bone to gradually shrink and recede.
Effect on Dental Implant CandidacyDental implants are anchored into healthy jawbone structure. The implant then fuses with the bone (osseointegration). If you have suffered bone loss, implants can't be placed without risking failure.
Further Impact on Dental HealthThe loss of bone density can lead to further loss of other teeth. The bone atrophy can also lead your jawline to shrink and become less defined, changing the appearance of your face.
The Basics What Is Bone Grafting?
Rebuilds Bone Density
The grafts placed during the procedure fuse with the existing bone structure of the jaw. After you've finished healing from surgery, the grafts are fully fused and function just like new bone.
Types of Bone Grafts
Different kinds of bone grafts are available. We can harvest bone from an area close to the gap or we can use donor tissue. We can also use synthetic materials, depending upon your needs.
Essential for Implants
If you're interested in getting dental implants but have experienced bone loss, bone grafts are a must. Keep in mind that this will add several more months to overall treatment time.
The Bone Grafting Procedure A Treatment Timeline
Bone grafting restores jawbone density along the tooth gap.
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Dr. Casey is an exceptional surgeon/dentist.
I feel blessed to have him as my dentist.
I have done many reconstructive surgeries with him and all have been easy on me & successful.
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This place is a GOD SEND. I have a HUGE dental phobia and suffer with severe anxiety and panic attacks. I've been putting off dental work for 25 years. As a result, I needed extensive work done. When I went to see Dr Patrick Casey, I felt comfortable immediately. He was compassionate, honest and didn't make me feel like a number. I had dental surgery 5 days ago with IV sedation and let me tell you, I can't be more pleased. I never thought I would be able to do it. I slept through the whole surgery. GOD BLESS YOU, Dr. Patrick Casey, for being THE BEST dental surgeon on the face of the earth !! :) Also wanted to say a special thanks to Alex (his assistant) for being so patient with me and to Maria (receptionist) for making me feel at home. Thank you SMILE MTL!!!View On Google