Bone Grafting in Fort Collins, CO
Bone grafting is a method by which additional bone material is used to form a sort of ‘scaffolding’ along which damaged bone can heal. Bone generally has the ability to heal completely on its own, however, in areas where there may be missing bone mass or where the fracture is particularly complex, it is sometimes necessary to ‘bridge the gap’. Over time, the natural bone in a patient will complete the healing process, and the bone graft will be reabsorbed into the patient’s body. This applies in particular to patients who experience bone loss along their jaw line as missing teeth can cause the jaw to atrophy or dissolve. Using the latest in bone grafting methods and technologies, Murphy OMS in Fort Collins, Colorado can repair the jaw itself in patients who have had missing teeth for an extended period of time.
Do I Require Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a technique often used to repair an atrophied jaw line in preparation for a dental implant to replace missing teeth and restore health, functionality and cosmetic appearance. It is also a common method for repairing other traumatic facial injuries, and bone that has been affected by gum disease, congenital defect, fractured teeth, tumor surgery and a number of other conditions. In most cases, a bone graft is a minor procedure that can be accomplished in a single visit to our office with only local anesthesia.
If you have had missing teeth for an extended period of time, please schedule a consultation with Murphy OMS in Fort Collins, Colorado today either online by clicking here or by calling our office at: (970) 420-6848.