Bone Grafts

Bone Grafts

If tooth loss has robbed your mouth of sufficient bone structure, Dr. Larry Leonakis may need to perform a bone graft to increase bone density in your jaw. You can learn more about bone grafting in Carson City, Nevada when you contact our dentist at 775-882-0635 today.

A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. While we typically see the best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.

You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when the bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!

Location

371 S Roop St, CARSON CITY 89701

Phone: (775) 882-0635

Office Hours

MON 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

TUE - THU 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (775) 882-0635