The Periodontal Specialists Approach to Bone Grafting
Dental Bone Graft in Toronto
In the past, when tooth extractions, gum disease or injury compromised the structure of your jawbone, you were not a candidate for dental implants. There simply wasnt enough bone to support an implant.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives us the opportunity to place implants that are the proper length and width for your jawbone and restore the functionality and appearance of your mouth.
If you live in the Toronto area and would like more information about bone grafting or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at 416-225-9910.
Minimally-invasive bone grafting procedure
We use bone grafting to repair dental implant sites with inadequate bone structure and other defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of tooth extractions, traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.
Traditionally, bone grafts require bone to be harvested from the patients own hip, skull, knee or chin. This additional surgery can increase post-operative pain, extend the length of recovery and risk loss of sensation in the area where the bone is removed.
At The Periodontal Specialists, we use only donor bone block for our bone grafting procedures. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, and the use of donor bone has minimized complications and proven extremely safe and effective. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patients jaw and is strong enough to provide a foundation for dental implants.