Bone Grafting

Wappingers Falls, New York

Bone grafting is performed to restore your bone to it’s previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma.

Treatable conditions

Numerous problems can cause the bone surrounding the supporting teeth to erode, including the following:

  • Bone defects or infection
  • Acid erosion
  • Cracked teeth
  • Extensive cavities
  • Bone is too thin or short to support implants
  • Untreated periodontal disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Other medical conditions
  • Poorly-fitting dentures
  • Bone density weakness

A successful bone graft allows you to generate new bone to provide support for your dental implants.

How a bone graft works

Dr. Suditu uses a scalpel to remove a small amount of bone from an area with more to spare. Next, he/she transfers the extracted bone to the intended implant area. You are under local anesthesia the entire time.

If your oral surgeon needs to remove and transfer a large amount of bone, he/she might need to cut your gum tissue wider to get a better look at the bone. This procedure is known as reflecting a full thickness periosteal flap.

Once you have healed from your bone graft, you’re ready to move on to receive your dental implants. 

Bone grafting near me

We, at Mel Mel Dental in Wappingers Falls, NY, invite you to schedule your appointment online or by calling 845-632-6613. Our outstanding team is here to support your oral health every step of the way! Contact us today!

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