Bone Loss Occurs After Tooth Loss

Many patients do not realize that bone loss begins to occur right after a tooth goes missing. When there is no tooth structure to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone tissue can start to wear away and may lead to continued tooth loss and facial deformities. This is why dental implant surgery is so important after a tooth goes missing!

Restore Your Facial Appearance

Patients often experience bone loss around their teeth after gum disease, trauma, or an injury to the mouth. Bone loss can limit our ability to perform a successful dental implant surgery and other tooth replacement procedures.

 Dr. Michel Yazbeck, general dentist offers bone augmentation and bone graft procedures in Salaberry, Montreal to replace lost bone so that your facial contours are not affected by the missing bone tissue.

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Receiving a Bone Graft in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal

When one or several teeth are missing for any reason, the jaw bone will start to deteriorate immediately. Over time, missing bone can make it impossible for us to perform a successful dental implant surgery without some type of bone graft.

Bone grafting procedures involve replacing or augmenting missing bone around the teeth and in areas where teeth are missing. It may be recommended before dental implant surgery and other tooth replacement procedures. The three types of bone grafts are: autogenous, allograft, and xenograft.

Autogenous grafts involve transplanting bone from one area of the body to the mouth, and the transplanted material is typically grafted from the chin area. Allografts involve grafting using bone from a bone bank which has been screened for safety. Xenografts are bone grafts performed with samples from a nonhuman source and are often preferred when extra bone is needed for dental implant surgery.

Bone Graft Procedure

Bone grafts are usually performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Yazbeck may place a mixture of bone marrow and grafting material at the treatment site to ensure proper healing. All incisions are closed with stitches and patients need to maintain a restricted diet during the healing process. Dental implant surgery may be performed about six to nine months after the bone grafting procedure is complete.

You may still be a candidate to receive dental implants even if you have suffered bone loss. To learn more about bone grafting procedures and dental implant surgery in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal, schedule your consultation with Dr. Yazbeck, general dentist today!

Centre Dentaire Grenet

Centre Dentaire Grenet

12265 Grenet, Suite 200
Montreal, QC H4J 2J9
Phone: (514) 336-6333

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00
Saturday: 9:00am - 14:00 (subject to change)