If you have had a tooth extracted, you can lose more than 50 percent of bone volume without a bone graft or dental implant placement. Bone loss can eventually cause facial deformities and oral health issues. This is why we typically recommend replacing a tooth shortly after a tooth extraction. Dr. Cieplak may recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth following extractions.
Dr. Patrick Cieplak may perform bone grafting procedures to rebuild the jaw bone after periodontal disease or tooth loss. Bone tissue may be placed in areas where gum disease has advanced, providing much needed support for existing teeth. Ridge augmentation replenishes bone tissue in areas of missing teeth where bone deterioration has occurred, while ridge preservation adds bone to the socket immediately following a tooth extraction. These procedures may be part of a more comprehensive full mouth reconstruction treatment plan.
Dental implants are a viable solution for replacing missing teeth permanently, but do require a certain amount of bone tissue in order to stabilize the implant. Dr. Cieplak may recommend a bone graft before dental implant placement to create a solid foundation for the implant. He uses special techniques to graft tissue from a donor source or from the patient’s own body. If you do not have enough bone available in the upper molar region of the jaw, you may need to undergo a sinus lift or sinus augmentation procedure to allow for implant placement.
Dr. Cieplak is one of only 3,000 dentists to receive the Academy of General Dentistry’s Master’s Degree.
If you want to learn more about bone grafting procedures, schedule your consultation with Dr. Patrick Cieplak today. Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.