If you are hemming and hawing about receiving a bone graft to increase bone density in your smile, we encourage you to study the reasons we list for receiving a bone graft. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Edward S. Brandon, provides four specific benefits that come from receiving a bone graft.
- A bone graft can renew bone that was compromised or lost as a result of oral infection, disease, or trauma. Weakened or lost bone leads to additional dental problems such as tooth teeth and changes in your bite, which is why it’s important to replenish the bone density in your jaw.
- Bone grafts help heal fractures in the jawbone caused by trauma, tooth loss, or gum disease.
- Grafting two bones together creates fusion that strengthens the jawbone.
- It can increase bone density around a surgically placed device (ie, a dental implant or dental bridge) to prepare your smile to receive one of these devices. This is one of the most common reasons why doctors recommend bone grafts.
Your bone graft procedure will be completed a few months before Dr. Edward Brandon performs any other sort of restorative dentistry, such as placing a dental implant. This period of healing allows the bone graft to fuse with the original bone structure and form a denser, healthier jawbone.
To learn about more benefits of bone grafting in Brecksville, Ohio, call or visit Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc and schedule an appointment with our dentists. You can reach our office at 440-526-8688 today!