What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is an oral procedure that allows for bone growth where it is necessary and promotes new bone growth where the jaw bone is deteriorating due to damage, disease, or atrophy. If missing teeth are not replaced promptly, the bone structure in the jaw diminishes over time. This natural deterioration often leads to poor quality and quantity of bone, making the jaw unsuitable for dental implant placement. The main cause for loss of bone structure is gum disease and tooth loss. Other causes can include trauma, cysts, tumors, genetic defects, and abnormal anatomical structures. The oral surgeons at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center can perform bone grafting to repair this bone deficiency. Whether a bone graft is used for a single tooth site or a larger area where several teeth have been lost, we have the solution to restore your oral function and aesthetic appearance.