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Bone Grafting

Bone Loss Occurs Immediately After Tooth Loss

Bone loss in the jaw bone is common when one or more teeth have been lost due to injury, decay or trauma. Without the tooth in place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate.

It is common to experience bone loss around the teeth as a result of progressive disease, infection or trauma. However, bone loss can limit our ability to restore your smile using methods like dental implants or implant supported dentures. We offer bone augmentation and bone grafting procedures to replace lost bone. Bone grafting can also restore the proper facial contours where bone is missing in the font of the mouth.

Restore Bone Health With a Dental Bone Graft

When you suffer tooth loss, your bone begins to deteriorate at the site of extraction. This is due to the fact that the root of your tooth stimulates your jaw bone. When the tooth is lost, its absence begins a process of deterioration. With prolonged multiple tooth loss, the consequences can be devastating, altering the underlying shape of your facial structure.

Bone volume is not only important to appearance, but also for tooth replacement. A dental implant, for example, needs sufficient amounts of bone for successful placement. If you are considering replacing missing teeth with a dental implant, you may need a dental bone graft. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Allard to determine whether you are a candidate for one of the following grafting methods:
•  Autogenous: Donor tissue is collected from the patient
•  Alternative: bone morphogenetic protein—a group of growth factors known as cytokines which serve to stimulate the production of new bone
•  Allograft: the source of the donor tissue is a donor bank (cadaveric)
•  Xenograft: donor tissue is derived from a nonhuman source, usually cow bone

The Procedure for a Dental Bone Graft

The most commonly performed bone graft to prepare for your dental implant is an autogenous graft, which will be performed with local anesthetic. With this method, there are two surgical sites, one from which to collect donor tissue and the treatment site where the additional bone is required. Donor tissue is typically collected from the chin bone, under the front teeth. Dr. Allard can access the ample bone at the site through the inside of the mouth, leaving no visible scarring. Once this bone and a bit of marrow has been collected, it can be transplanted to the site of your future dental implant. Dr. Allard perfectly positions the new tissue at the treatment site and holds it in place with biocompatible titanium screws.

Over time, the new bone will integrate with the existing, augmenting bone volume and rendering a suitable foundation for your dental implant surgery. To schedule your bone grafting consultation in Glendale, AZ, contact Dr. Michael Allard today.
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Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Michael Allard
18555 N 79th Ave, Suite 103
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Dr. Michael Allard has been delivering outstanding care in oral and maxillofacial surgery here in Arizona since 2000. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Allard manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.
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•  Bone Grafting
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