Dr. Szilard Zombor and our team at Concept Dental are pleased to be able to offer bone grafting for our patients experiencing jaw bone loss in Lynnwood, Washington. If you have lost bone density due to tooth loss, oral trauma, or gum disease, a bone graft can renew your healthy smile.
A healthy jaw and jaw bone density is maintained by the chewing action of your teeth. When a tooth is missing, the natural stimulation from the gap is stopped, reducing jaw bone growth. This occurs because the width of the bone can be lowered by 25% in the first year of losing a tooth.
In addition, healthy jaw bone supports facial muscle and skin to maintain one’s facial appearance. Without enough bone density, you can appear prematurely aged.
Bone loss also affects dental treatments such as implants. To support a dental implant, there needs to be sufficient bone material. Along with dental implants, bone grafting allows our dentist to improve the look and function of restoration procedures such as crowns and dentures, and even preserves your facial structure for fixed bridgework.
If our dentist finds that there is low density in your jawbone, a bone graft procedure will build up the jaw again. What does this entail? With a bone graft, our dentist takes a piece of bone from another part of your jaw or your body (such as your hip) and transplants it to your jawbone. We can also use an artificial bone to build up your jawbone.
If you are ready to renew your smile health and want to learn how bone grafting can help, we invite you to visit with Dr. Szilard Zombor by scheduling an appointment at 425-697-3907 today. Our Concept Dental team looks forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams in Lynnwood, Washington.