Bone Preservation and Augmentation
Many times due to progressive disease, infection or trauma, bone and soft tissues are lost in areas around the teeth. This process is accelerated when teeth are removed, and nothing is done to replace the stimulation that the tooth root provides to preserve the jawbone. This is extremely prevalent in the front of the upper jaw where bone loss and shrinking gum tissue can be seen when we smile.
Placement of dental implants prevents the defect that would normally develop when teeth are missing. There are also techniques to replace bone and gum tissue in areas where it has been lost. Depending on the size of the defect, and the location within the mouth, this can be done easily in the office, often at the same time as placement of dental implants.
Need more information on bone preservation and augmentation? Give us a call at any of our offices located in Pasadena, Glendale, and La Cañada to schedule your consultation!