Losing teeth can cause you to experience a variety of difficulties. Gaps in your smile may impact your voice, your diet and the misalignment of your teeth may make biting and chewing difficult. And those are just the obvious and immediate concerns. Beneath the smile, your jawbone provides a foundation for your teeth. When you lose teeth, the jawbone beneath begins to weaken and becomes susceptible to decay. Eventually, this can cause your jawbone to disintegrate. As a result, you end up not only having missing teeth to deal with, but also missing bone. Whether due to missing teeth, oral trauma, gum disease or another condition, poor jawbone density can influence both your health and your facial aesthetics. In order to prevent further bone loss in the future, dental implants may be a good solution to missing teeth but before receiving them, you may need to receive a bone graft. Experienced in bone grafting procedures, we offer this treatment right here at out Neosho, MO office to help you restore complete function and a healthy smile.
Bone grafting is an innovative procedure during which our doctors carefully remove a small piece of bone from another part of your body or bring in bone material from a donor source and place it in the deteriorated area of your jawbone. This new bone graft then grows together with the existing bone, a natural process known as osseointegration. After healing, your jaw density will be restored, and you can become a candidate for dental implants. They’ll change your life, giving you back all normal functionality and improving your self-image with a mouth full of shiny, beautiful, new teeth.
When you’re getting dental implants placed at Family Dentistry of Neosho, all facets of your treatment—from bone grafting to the actual dental implant replacement and any follow-up care—are provided by Dr. Reagan and our professional family right here in one convenient location! When you visit us in our Neosho, MO office, expect to experience something different than any other dental practice offers. We’re a family, and we see you as an extension of that family. You’re not a patient to us, but a valued partner in maintaining your own oral health.