Bone Grafting - Nashville, TN

Restore Jaw Bone Loss
With Bone Grafting

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Bone Grafting to Strengthen the Jaw

When you have lost a tooth to gum disease or a tooth has been extracted and has not been replaced, the root of the tooth cannot stimulate the jawbone. As a result, the jawbone starts to deteriorate which can cause a host of oral health problems and facial disfigurement over time as the jaw starts to sink inward. Fortunately, there are some ways to restore lost bone.

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Best Candidates for Bone Grafting

If you are getting dental implants, it is even more important that you have enough bone available to support the implant. You may be a good candidate for the bone grafting procedure if you:

  • Have missing teeth after gum disease
  • Have had one or more teeth extracted without replacement
  • Want to improve the natural contours of the chin
  • Are replacing missing teeth with dental implants or implant supported dentures
  • Notice your jaw bone is starting to sink inward
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Key Benefits of Bone Grafting

In addition to the functional benefits of a bone graft, strengthening and restoring the jaw bone can improve your facial appearance. A compromised jaw bone can cause significant changes to the face and neck. You may notice the jaw line virtually disappears or you have symmetrical imbalances. Rebuilding the jaw bone can help to restore your youthful appearance so you can smile with confidence.

The Proof is in Our Patients

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Alison's Experience With Bone Grafting and Implants
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