Dr. Zoya Yadgarov and our team at Art of Dentistry PC have seen how bone loss to the jaw can affect a healthy smile. If you have bone density loss due to tooth loss, oral trauma or gum disease, all of which affects jaw bone health, our team can perform a bone graft to restore your smile. We can also use bone grafting to help preserve bone structure when a tooth is extracted.
You see, in a healthy smile, the jaw bone growth is maintained by the chewing action of the teeth. When a tooth is missing, this natural stimulation is stopped, reducing jaw bone growth. After you lose a tooth, the width of the bone can be lowered by 25% in the first year alone.
This makes a difference in your smile because jaw bones support the facial muscle and skin to maintain your appearance. Without proper bone density, you can appear prematurely aged.
Bone loss affects necessary dental treatments such as implants. In order to properly support a dental implant, there needs to be sufficient bone material to achieve the best outcome. Along with dental implants, bone grafting allows our dentist to improve the look and function of restoration procedures such as crowns and dentures, and even preserves your facial structure for fixed bridgework.
If our dentist determines that there is low density in your jawbone, a bone graft procedure may be recommended to build up the jaw again. When a bone graft is performed, our dentist takes a piece of bone from another part of your jaw or your body (such as your hip) and transplants this piece to your jawbone. It is also possible to use an artificial bone to build up your jawbone.
To find out more about how bone grafting can restore your smile, we invite you to visit with Dr. Zoya Yadgarov by scheduling an appointment at 212-535-3226 today. Our Art of Dentistry PC team looks forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams in Manhattan, Lynbrook, and Long Island, New York.