A bone graft is the term for harvesting bone material from a healthy location and grafting it to a location that is broken or weakened. Dr. Joseph S. Dallessandro uses this method to strengthen jaw bones in preparation for dental implants.
Missing a tooth for an extended period of time can leave the jaw bone vulnerable and compromise its structure. When a patient needs an implant for a permanent replacement tooth, a bone graft reinforces the jaw bone so it is strong enough to handle the placement of an implant.
In one procedure, bone material is harvested from a healthy location in the patient’s mouth and grafted to the compromised area of the jaw bone. This strengthens the weakened bone, and encourages growth of new bone material as it heals. After the procedure, the bone graft will be monitored over the course of months. When the jaw bone has strengthened enough to handle the placement of an implant, our doctors can move forward with the patient’s plan of care.
To learn more about bone grafting and all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.josephdallessandro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro in our New York, NY office, call 212-988-1089.