Bone Grafting Helps Secure a New Smile
If you’ve been living with missing teeth, there’s a chance that you will need bone grafting before you qualify for dental implants. When teeth are missing, they no longer provide stimulation to your jawbone, which will shrink in size and volume. This may not be noticeable if you have a single missing tooth, but patients missing a significant number of teeth often appear to look much older than they are due to the “shrunken-in” effect of extensive bone loss. Bone grafting can reverse all these negative consequences of missing teeth and turn you into a candidate for dental implants so you can enjoy the long-term benefits of stable teeth and healthy bone. Our experienced periodontists, Dr. John Darby and Dr. Timothy Johnson, are trained in Piezosurgery®, a minimally invasive technique for patients needing bone grafting in Ocala and Crystal River, FL.