Bone Grafting

Though it sounds scary, dental bone grafting is a simple procedure, which usually takes place immediately after a tooth is extracted. When there is a bone defect (or a missing bone) either at an extraction site or due to other causes, a powdered mineral material either made from a sterilized donor bone or a synthetic medical product with similar characteristics is placed into the “pocket” with a membrane to hold it in place. This creates a matrix for new bone to grow into, filling the empty space. This promotes faster healing and reduces the chances of surrounding teeth “moving in”. Not all extractions require bone grafts. This also increases the feasibility of the site for consideration of a dental implant as healthy bone is required to anchor it in. For more information, we invite you to contact Windsor Family Dentists today.