One of the most important reasons for addressing oral health concerns promptly is to mitigate the consequences that they can have on your oral health. With most conditions, especially tooth loss, those consequences extend beyond the problem itself. For instance, after you lose one or more teeth, the loss not only affects your smile’s appearance, but also the foundations of your smile – particularly, your jawbone structure. With fewer teeth roots to stimulate it, your jawbone structure can gradually lose mass and density, and the point of jawbone grafting is to help strengthen it by restoring its structural integrity.
What conditions can lead to jawbone grafting?
The main point of jawbone grafting is to strengthen your jawbone, and the conditions that lead to it are those that can negatively impact the health and integrity of your upper or lower jawbone structure. One of the most frequent of these conditions is the loss of your healthy, natural teeth roots, which can lead to a decreased amount of stimulation in the bone structure when you bite and chew. This stimulation is the catalyst through which your body knows to send your jawbone an ample supply of minerals and nutrients. When it decreases, so does the blood flow to your jawbone structure, and over time, it can lose mass and density as the bone structure around your empty root sockets resorbs upon itself.
What grafting your jawbone accomplishes
Jawbone surgery can mean a variety of things, and grafting is a specific type of procedure that involves bolstering the strength and integrity of the bone in a certain area. This requires utilizing donor bone material from another part of your oral structures and a biocompatible matrix to promote successful grafting. When completed, the grafting procedure helps your jawbone regain much of the mass and density that it has lost in the area that’s missing one or more teeth roots.
What we can do to minimize the need for grafting
The benefits of undergoing jawbone grafting can be significant in several different ways. When it comes to restoring your smile, the most important benefit may be enabling you to receive one or more dental implants to replace your lost teeth. Dental implants are designed to replace your lost teeth roots and, as a result, help stop the loss of strength and integrity in your jawbone structure. To help streamline your overall treatment, we can often utilize advanced treatment options, such as small-diameter dental implant posts, to minimize the extent of jawbone grafting you may need.
Learn more about jawbone grafting
The point of jawbone grafting is to help some patients successfully rebuild their oral structures, such as before receiving dental implants. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.