Have you ever heard of bone grafting but was unsure what it was? If so, you are not alone. There are many surgical procedures out there and with so many terminologies to pull from, it’s easy to get confused. That is why our team at Farshid Ariz D.M.D. in West Los Angeles, California, is happy to talk to you about bone grafting and how it can help you.
Bone grafting is a procedure that may become necessary if you suffer from bone loss, especially if you need a dental implant to restore your smile. When your jaw does not have enough bone structure to support your implant, then your doctor may need to restore the bone loss through bone grafting.
Bone loss can occur in multiple ways. Gum disease can lead to bone loss if left untreated. When you let gum disease go untreated for too long, then you could suffer from tooth loss, leaving the hole in your gum line. This can cause your bone to deteriorate in time. That is why having a bone grafting procedure may be necessary to restore your missing tooth.
If you still have questions or wonder if bone grafting is right for you, please call 310-826-3399 to set up an appointment with Dr. Farshid Ariz. Our friendly and professional team takes pride in our quality care and are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.