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To make sure that you have enough bone for your dental implant, Dr. Pizzino may have to increase the amount of bone for your implants by grafting bone into the required area.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is resorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Dr. Pizzino offers bone grafting to repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions or gum disease. Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. Special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration.
Here at Westport Family Dental, Dr. Pizzino is very happy to answer any questions you may have regarding bone grafting and your dental implants.