Tooth removal can lead to bone loss and make it difficult or impossible to get replacement teeth. However, Bryan extraction site preservation from Johnson Dentistry can:
- Maintain the bone, teeth, and gums around where a tooth has been removed or lost
- Preserve your jawbone so it can support dental implants
- Prevent a “sunken-face” look that can happen with missing teeth
- Make replacement teeth possible, renewing your smile and your bite
Call us today to schedule your appointment: 979-279-8839. We’re located at 3702 Coppercrest Drive in Bryan, between Copperfield Drive and University Drive East.
Keep Your Jaw Healthy Enough For Replacement Teeth
Preserving the area around a tooth extraction site can make it possible for you to get dental implants and replacement teeth. Implants can support several types of teeth restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures – filling in your smile and giving you back a strong bite.
However, implants need sufficient jawbone to fuse with. Many times after a tooth extraction or tooth loss, the bone mass in that area will begin to deteriorate. In time, your jaw may become so weak or thin that placing implants is not possible.
Preserving a tooth extraction site can help you maintain a strong jawbone. Even if you’re not ready to get your new implants now, your jaw will be healthy enough when the time is right.
A bone graft is one of the best ways to keep your extraction site healthy. It can often be done at the same time as your tooth extraction, saving you the unnecessary hassle of a second appointment. A bone graft usually involves placing synthetic bone material in the jaw to stimulate the growth of new bone cells. This will keep your jaw strong and help prevent changes in your facial structure that can cause a “sunken-face” look.
Our team will help you determine if a bone graft or other type of preservation treatment is best for your situation. Call us today to find out more about extraction site preservation in Bryan: 979-279-8839.