Missing Teeth may lead to bone loss
Jaw restoration may sound like a complicated process but you can get the results you need with a simple bone grafting procedure. Dr. Philip Pack is an experienced periodontist and also performs bone grafting procedures, sinus lifts and ridge augmentation to restore the jaw. If you have lost bone after gum disease or trauma, we are here to help you get your smile back!
DANGERS OF BONE LOSS
Many patients do not realize that even a single missing tooth can have destructive effects on the jaw. Your jaw bone starts to deteriorate as soon as the tooth root goes missing. Over time, this can cause bite problems, misalignment and changes to the natural contour of the jaw. If you have more significant bone loss, the jaw can look like it is sinking in and your face can even change shape! A bone graft rebuilds that lost tissue to help maintain your natural jaw line.
IS BONE GRAFTING RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are getting dental implants, you need to have a certain amount of bone available in the jaw for a successful result. Dr. Pack uses Cone Beam x-rays to make sure there is enough bone tissue to support the implant itself and to ensure proper placement of the implant. If there is not enough bone tissue, a bone graft can rebuild that essential bone tissue so there is a firm foundation for dental implants.
BONE GRAFTING PROCEDURES
A bone graft can improve the function of the smile and restore your self-confidence. Dr. Pack uses innovative grafting techniques to ensure proper placement and integration of the bone for restoring the natural contours of the jaw and chin. In addition to the basic bone replacement procedures, he performs:
Get a bone graft from a trusted periodontist. Dr. Pack is an Assistant Attending Periodontist in the Department of Surgery of New York Presbyterian Hospital and a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Turn to him for all bone grafting and implant dentistry needs.