After tooth extraction, the bone throughout the area will usually change in appearance and decrease in size. The shrinkage of the bone in the area can make it difficult to place a conventional bridge or an implant-supported crown. In order to minimize bone loss, maintain the bone ridge, and therefore, preserve the bone for function and aesthetics, your periodontist may recommend you get bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction. Modern bone grafting materials and techniques make it possible for your dentist to preserve bone that was impossible to preserve in the past.
Dr. Fialkoff specializes in dental surgeries such as bone grafts. If you would like more information, please contact our office to make an appointment for a consultation.