Dr. Robert H. Watson and our team are pleased to offer bone augmentation, or bone grafting, for our patients experiencing jaw bone loss in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you have lost bone density because of tooth loss, oral trauma or gum disease, a bone graft can give you the smile you deserve.
Healthy jaw bone density is maintained by the constant chewing action of your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the natural stimulation from the gap is halted, affecting jaw bone growth. This happens as the width of the jaw bone can be lowered by 25% in the first year of losing a tooth.
Not only that, but healthy jaw bone actually supports your facial muscle and skin. This maintains your facial structure. Without the right amount of supportive bone density you may appear prematurely aged.
Bone loss to the jaw also affects dental treatments options including dental implants. To support a dental implant in the jaw, there needs to be enough bone material. Bone grafting also allows Dr. Robert H. Watson to improve the look and function of restoration procedures such as crowns, dentures, and even facial structure for fixed bridgework.
If you do have low bone density in your jawbone, a bone graft procedure is an ideal way to rebuild the jaw. To perform the graft, our dentist takes a piece of bone from another part of your jaw or your body (such as your hip or shin) and transplants it to your jawbone. We can also bone from another source or even artificial bone to build up your jawbone.
If you are ready to achieve the smile you deserve and want to learn how bone grafting can help, we invite you to visit with Dr. Robert H. Watson by scheduling an appointment at 704-523-7221 today. Our team looks forward to helping you have the smile of your dreams in Charlotte, North Carolina.