Gum disease causes the supporting bone structure of your mouth to slowly disintegrate, which in turn contributes to looseness of the teeth and, eventually, to tooth loss. Using bone grafting, Dr. Robert Horowitz can help you regain healthy bone and gum tissue. We welcome you to call us at 914-723-3366 to make your appointment with our periodontist and learn more about bone grafting in Scarsdale, New York.
Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the bone around the teeth to improve the beauty of your teeth, and to make your teeth and gums easier to keep healthy. Gum grafting is a simple, predictable treatment option for when you experience bone loss. Bone grafting reverses the bone loss and destruction caused after teeth have been removed by periodontal disease, trauma, or ill-fitting removable dentures. It is also used to assist in implant placement when teeth have been lost, to enhance the fit and comfort of removable prostheses, and to enhance esthetics of a missing tooth site in the smile zone.
When one loses a tooth, the surrounding bone collapses. Similarly, when periodontal disease attacks the teeth, the supporting bone structure is lost. If the site is not grafted at the time of initial surgery or tooth loss, 30-50% of the bone and gum volume can be lost. This tissue must be replaced to enable a full restoration of the area. To preserve this bone for future implant placement or for esthetics, a bone graft is used. Our periodontist has conducted extensive research on these topics and has published and lectured extensively on various treatment methods. He and his staff will thoroughly explain the bone or gum grafting treatment to you.
For more information about bone grafting, and to schedule your consultation with our doctor, call our office today.