Bone Grafting

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Bone Grafts for Dental Implants in Stamford

Oftentimes as our teeth age, we begin to lose bone and gum tissue. Although, this is fairly common and quite treatable. One of the primary treatments used is a bone graft, which can help reverse the damage done by years of bacteria buildup.

Some key signs of possible gum disease include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Mouth pain when chewing.

In the event that a patient’s bone loss is severe, the tooth falls out, or the tooth becomes loose, our dentists may decide to put in a bone graft where the tooth was removed from. Bone grafts are placed to aid in the growing of new bone from the root of a tooth.

If a tooth is already lost, a metal post may be placed to hold in an implant. Although, if there is not enough bone to insert into the jawbone, a bone graft may be needed to build bone for the post to attach to. In our office we use bone grafts to help bone growth in the root of a tooth over several months. Eventually, new bone growth will replace the bone graft, but in the beginning it is needed to spark the production.

If you wish to prevent needing a bone graft, aim to gently brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, pay special attention to the gum lines, floss daily, and attend regular dental checkups.

Would you like to check your bone and gum health? Set up a consultation by calling (203) 323-5820 .

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