Tooth loss or extraction does not have to mean a permanent gap in your smile. With dental implants, tooth loss can be treated with a natural-looking and long-lasting solution. However, because losing a tooth can lead to thinner jawbone tissue, some patients may require an additional treatment step before dental implants can be placed.
Dental bone grafting is the process of using a composite grafting material, or sourcing natural bone tissue from the body, to strengthen and repair a weakened area of the jaw bone. Dr. Brian K. Tavoian has been performing dental bone grafts for over 25 years and can conveniently perform this minimally invasive procedure at his Cedar City, UT, practice.
Why are Bone Grafts Performed?
If you have lost teeth or suffered from extensive periodontal disease, you may also been affected by jawbone deterioration. Because dental implants are directly anchored into the jawbone, lost tissue can seriously undermine the effectiveness of treatment. Brian will usually recommend bone grafts to rebuild lost bone and increase jaw strength so that your chances of success are much higher.
Brian has been practicing in the area since 1992, and has years of experience placing dental bone grafts.
Receiving bone graft treatment from Brian is a long-lasting solution. It is a permanent treatment for weakened bone density and, if successful, will not have to be replaced. Recent studies show that after 10 years, dental implants placed in grafted bone have up to an 84 percent success rate. Brian has been practicing in the area since 1992, and has years of experience placing dental bone grafts.
For patients planning to undergo treatment, the estimated cost for this procedure is $513.00. While this may cause some to hesitate, it is a small investment in a restorative option that can last for decades.