Bone Grafting: Is It Something I Need?

Perhaps you have discovered that we offer bone grafting as one of our oral surgery services. You know, in a nutshell, that this means we can help you rebuild your jawbone if it’s become damaged in some way. However, as for whether or not you need it and precisely why we offer it, you might feel like you’re missing some information. We would be more than happy to examine your smile and discuss grafting as an option if you think you may require it. To get started, take yourself through a rundown of some very common reasons it’s offered.

If You’ve Experienced An Oral Injury

It’s possible that you have experienced a trauma to your mouth, which has left you with a damaged jawbone. You’re not forever stuck with the results of this accident. Fortunately, we can help you rebuild the lost tissue with bone grafting, so you can protect your oral health and regain the full appearance of your smile.

If You’ve Dealt With Severe Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, which is a progressive problem that affects everything from your gingival tissue to your teeth, ligaments, jawbone, etc., can result in significant damage to your jaw tissue. When the disease is under control and you’re left with deficient bone volume, we may suggest bone grafting to restore the missing tissue.

If You’re Hoping To Receive Dental Implants

When you’re ready to consider dental implants but you don’t have enough tissue (perhaps as the result of periodontal disease, injury, etc.), it may become essential to choose bone grafting. We must rebuild your jawbone to ensure your foundation for implant placement is healthy and solid.

Come To Us For Bone Grafting To Repair Damaged Tissue

If you’re dealing with jawbone deterioration or other forms of damage, we may be able to replace or regenerate tissue with jawbone grafting. Come see us soon! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.