In preparation for dental implants, some of our patients may need to have bone grafting procedures. Dr. Rochelle Riley can comfortably and safely perform a bone grafting procedure at Northwest Dental Medicine Enumclaw, helping you improve your jawbone density. Schedule your bone grafting in Enumclaw, Washington, with our dentist by calling 360-825-2563.
Bone grafting is a form of oral surgery that we typically perform when the jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support a dental implant. It can also be used for periodontal therapy if bone has been lost from gum disease.
After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to deteriorate at the site of the missing tooth. This is called resorption, and the condition must be corrected before the placement of a dental implant.
During the bone grafting procedure, we will transplant piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body into the part of the jawbone that is lacking density. When needed, we can utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank. With time, the jawbone grows together with grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger foundation for the jaw.
Our team can provide you with the tools you need to have a comfortable and effective procedure. Let us know if there is anything we can do to better accommodate your needs.