When it comes to your dental health and aesthetics, the jawbone plays a crucial role. It provides strong and stable support to your teeth, forming the natural structure of your mouth and maintaining your facial appearance. Hence, the deterioration of the jawbone can be quite a worrisome sign.
At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton offers several dental solutions, such as bone regeneration therapy, which can maintain and restore the health of your jawbone.
Causes of Bone Loss
Bone loss of the jawbone is a natural result of a few things:
Bone Regeneration Treatment
Bone regeneration is an oral surgery that is done to promote the growth of new bone in low-density areas of the jaw. This involves placing a bone grafting material in a place where you want the bone to reform. This graft will fuse with the natural bone and start to grow until it develops a blood supply of its own and will become one with the hard tissues in your jaw.
At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton performs a bone regeneration procedure in a single session.
We will administer local anesthesia and some form of sedation so that you remain as comfortable as possible. We will then create an incision on the gum that covers the area where the bone loss has occurred. Once the underlying bone is exposed, we will look for signs of infection.
If an infection is present, we will remove the diseased bone and clean the area properly. The biocompatible graft material is then placed into the cavity and covered with collagen, which can help the bone to develop.
The surgical site is then sutured closed and the bone is regenerated anywhere between four to 12 months, depending on your jaw health and other factors.
When is Bone Regeneration Treatment Necessary?
Bone regeneration procedure may be required to:
Inadequate or damaged jawbone can lead to a lot of oral health and aesthetic issues. At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton can help your jaw regain its strength and stability. Call us today at (509) 209-8537 to schedule a consultation with us.