Bone grafting is a procedure that Dr. Robert Marder will perform in certain cases prior to placing dental implants. Not everyone who needs a dental implant will require a bone graft, only those who have a poor quality or quantity of jawbone. A jawbone may be poor in quality or quantity because of one or more of the following:
- Tooth extraction
- Periodontal (gum) disease
In many cases, bone grafting is a highly successful procedure that can be used to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful, and more functional smile. Bone grafts can be used to:
- Stabilize the jaw and correct any defects in the jawbone
- Prevent bone recession associated with periodontal disease, an extraction, etc.
Before the procedure, our dentist will use local anesthetic to help you feel completely comfortable. In many cases, we can complete the graft in just one appointment. Following your appointment, Dr. Robert Marder and our caring dental team will provide you with instructions on how to care for your teeth and mouth until healing is complete. Once healing is complete after you receive a bone graftin New City, New York, you can return to our offices to receive your dental implant and replace your missing teeth. If you would like to learn more about implant dentistry, why not give us a call? Our friendly dental team has many years of experience providing exceptional care, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.