Bone Grafting in Houston, TX
We can only imagine what our bodies would look like without bones. This scaffolding provides support, form, and protection to our organs and delicate tissue. The bone around your teeth, called alveolar bone, holds teeth firmly in place. The height, shape, and density of this specialized bone can become compromised due to gum disease, tooth removal, and other forms of trauma.
If bone shrinks away from your teeth, it never grows back. In some cases, bone can be filled in with grafting materials placed by Drs. Nimri and Zingalis. Every case presents a different scenario, but more options than ever before now exist to promote bone repair in the jaw. For example, when a tooth needs removal, a large hole develops in the bone. While it will eventually and naturally fill in, the site typically shrinks and draws bone away from surrounding teeth. Grafting materials can be placed during tooth removal to help preserve the existing bone level. Bone grafts are especially beneficial for patients considering an implant-supported restoration in the future.
Areas that have previously suffered from bone collapse can benefit from specialized grafting material, bolstering nearly any part of the jaw bone. It’s important to note that bone destroyed by gum disease often causes significant defects around teeth. While some of these areas offer grafting candidacy, many experience irreversible bone loss and compromised support of the teeth. By controlling gum disease with your Artistic Dentistry team, we can serve your health better than corrective surgical grafts.