Here at Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics in Gurnee, Illinois, we understand not everyone is familiar with bone grafting and what it entails. That is why we are happy to talk to you about bone grafting and how it is important to restore your oral health.
A procedure that may become necessary if you suffer from bone loss is bone grafting, especially if you need a dental implant to restore your smile. When your jaw does not have sufficient bone structure to support your implant, then your doctor may need to restore the bone loss with a bone grafting procedure.
Bone loss can occur in several ways. Gum disease can develop and lead to bone loss if left untreated. When you let gum disease go untreated for a long amount of time, then you could suffer from tooth loss, leaving a gap in your gum line. This can cause your bone to diminish over time. That is why having a bone grafting procedure may be necessary to restore your missing tooth.
If you wonder if bone grafting is right for you, please call 847-662-3414 to set up an appointment with Dr. Timothy Erdle. Our amazing team takes pride in our quality care and are eager to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.