Your jaw bone exists to support your teeth. Often, when one or more are lost or removed, the jaw bone resorbs or shrinks away. The extent to which this happens varies among people. When you want to restore these areas with teeth, lack of jaw bone can present a problem. The solution may be a bone graft.
At the time of tooth removal, bone graft material can be placed directly in the socket to preserve the height and width of bone. The jaw bone can also be augmented with bone graft material when bone has been lost as a result of periodontal disease, trauma or the aging process.
Adequate bone provides better support for restorations and also provides a more youthful appearance to the face. Dr. Šarić offers bone grafting and other surgical services at her Smile Design Centre in Mississauga to optimize your care and convenience.