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Bone Grafting

To Save Teeth:  Periodontal Disease can cause bone loss, where teeth become loose and are at risk of being lost.  Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) can regenerate lost bone, periodontal ligament, and connective tissue attachment.  This can reverse bone loss, stabilize teeth, and prolong their lifespan.

At the time of Tooth Extraction:  Bone Grafting is placed into the socket at the time of extraction.  This is to preserve and prepare the extraction socket for future Implant Placement.

In association with Dental Implant Placement:  Bone Grafting may be needed to restore the Implant site prior to placement .  This is referred to as Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR).  Bone Grafting is sometimes placed at the same time as the Implant Fixture.  Bone Grafting is additionally utilized to augment the Maxillary Sinus Cavity (Referred to as a Sinus Elevation or Lift) in order to create bone volume and density to anchor Implant Fixtures.