Prepare Your Mouth for Dental Implants with Bone Grafting

Do you want the advantages of dental implants, but have low bone density or width? Bone grafting may be the right solution!
Have you suffered from bone loss at the site of a missing tooth? Before you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants, you will likely need to undergo bone grafting in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Roger D. Robinson is a trained periodontist with many years of experience helping patients get the tooth implants they want by building the surrounding bone through safe bone grafting procedures.


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Tooth loss could lead to bone lossWhen You Lose Teeth, You Lose Bone

When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the body has a natural response – bone loss. Basically, the bone that held the natural tooth is no longer stimulated, so it starts to be resorbed into the body. After a period of time, the bone loss can be so dramatic that it your facial structure appears to sink-in.


Interestingly, bone has the ability to fuse with other bone material – whether the body’s own, from a human donor, from an animal donor or from man-made sources. At our office, our periodontists perform bone grafting on-site with care and precision. This leads to excellent results, and gives patients the strong, dense bone necessary to accept permanent tooth implants.

What Happens during a Bone Grafting Surgical Procedure?

During a bone grafting surgery, bone is brought in from the body’s own source or an outside source and added to the areas where bone density and width have been compromised. The site will then be allowed to heal for several months. During those months, the old bone will fuse to the new bone. After the fusion has finished, the bone should be strong enough to accept dental implants.

Bone Grafts for Reasons Other than Dental Implants

People who do not intend to undergo dental implant surgery may still be interested in bone grafting in Jacksonville, FL. Because bone loss creates an uneven and sharp bony ridge, patients may wish to benefit from ridge preservation (also called ridge augmentation) surgery. During this procedure, the periodontist will perform a bone graft that will smooth and strengthen the bony ridge. Traditional dentures will fit better after undergoing ridge preservation therapy.