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Have you heard you may need a bone grafting procedure done, but are unsure what it was? If so, we have good news for you! Our team of experts at Ninth Street Dental in Durham, North Carolina, are here to explain the process of bone grafting and how it can help you achieve better oral health.

What is bone grafting? Bone grafting is a dental procedure that might be necessary if you wish to restore your smile with a dental implant but suffer from bone loss. If your jaw does not have enough bone to support your dental implant, or if your jaw health is in poor condition, then your doctor may need to restore the bone loss through bone grafting.

There are many different ways bone loss can occur. Gum disease is one occurrence that can lead to bone loss if it is left untreated. When you let gum disease go untreated for a long amount of time, then you could suffer from tooth loss, leaving the hole in your gum line. This can cause your bone to deteriorate in time. That is why having a bone grafting procedure may be needed to restore your missing tooth.

If you still have questions about bone grafting and wonder if is right for you, please call 919-286-9090 to set up an appointment with Dr. Shirin Mashhoon. Our friendly and professional team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health care.