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Has Dr. Larry Leonakis recommended that you receive a bone graft? If so, this means you need to treat your underlying bone so oral surgery and dental treatment can be possible. There are many reasons why a bone graft might be needed. In fact:

  • The bone graft can help heal fractures in the bone, even if the fracture is new or if the fracture has failed to heal after the first attempt at treatment.
  • The bone graft can promote fusion between two bones.
  • The bone graft can regenerate bone that was lost or degraded. Usually, the harmed and altered bone is a result of trauma, infection, or disease.
  • The bone graft can improve the bone healing response and regeneration of the bone that is surrounding any surgically placed devices, like dental implants.

As you can see, a bone graft can be beneficial in many ways. In fact, it’s extremely beneficial if you need to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant or dental bridge. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about bone grafts in Carson City, Nevada, please remember that you can call G. Larry Leonakis DDS Inc. at 775-882-0635 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to give us a call if you would like tips on how to prepare for treatment. We look forward to helping you!