Bone grafting is where bone is built up or added to your jawbone when you don’t have enough to support the procedure you are looking to have performed. Bone grafting for dental work is often used for dental implants. In order for dental implants to be successful the patient must have enough bone in their jawbone to support the implants. Beverly Hills dental implant prosthodontist, Dr. Stuart Shlosberg, DDS, MSD, will evaluate your jawbone and let you know if a bone graft is necessary prior to your implants.
Common Causes for Jawbone Bone Loss
- Wearing dentures long term
- Gum disease
- Empty spaces left in the mouth after tooth removal
- Injury/face trauma