Jawbone Grafting Before Implant Placement

The work to restore your smile and health in response to periodontal disease can sometimes call for treatment to address tooth loss. Over time, bacteria can destroy the tissues that help keep your teeth in place, leading to losses that hurt your smile and dental function. While dental implants can provide important support for prosthetic appliances, patients are not always ready to undergo treatment to have them placed. Jawbone deterioration will occur over time after you lose teeth. To address this, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can recommend a jawbone grafting procedure. Using lasers to perform this treatment benefits you because it provides a less invasive treatment experience, and these tools shorten recovery times!

Are You Ready To Receive A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are surgically placed directly into your jawbone to hold restorations in position. With their support, your prosthetic tooth (or larger restoration) can give you support whenever you bite and chew. You can depend on their stability and avoid modifying neighboring teeth to keep them steady. Over time, they also help because they stimulate your jawbone when you bite and chew, an action that helps preserve the density and health of the bone.

Arranging A Jawbone Grafting Procedure

Before you undergo implant placement, you will undergo an evaluation to confirm that you are ready to move forward with treatment. One concern is whether or not you are currently ready to support the implant once it is placed. If deterioration affects your ability to move forward with care, we can perform a jawbone grafting procedure. We use laser technology that can carefully manipulate soft and hard tissues to make this procedure more conservative and precise. Because lasers offer more precision and limit bleeding, they make recovery after your procedure easier.

Other Uses For Lasers In Periodontal Treatment

Lasers can effectively fit into many services that address periodontal disease. With this technology, we can perform work to remove infected tissues and clear away bacteria from the roots of your teeth. We can also perform gum grafting treatments that remove the need for suturing. While the impact of periodontal disease can be serious, the right procedures will help you avoid difficulties that stem from a severe infection.

Talk To Dr. Kania To Arrange A Jawbone Grafting Treatment Before Dental Implant Placement

Through a jawbone grafting procedure, we can take care to prepare you for the successful placement of a dental implant, an important step in giving you back your full smile! Laser technology helps us provide this and other periodontal services while making your care more comfortable and conservative. To find out more about how we can take care of you, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.