Your jawbone is an integral component of your mouth. It helps you to effectively bite and chew your food. It aids in proper speech. It helps to maintain the shape of your face. The bone also helps to hold your teeth securely in place. When you lose bone mass in your jaw, it can significantly impact your oral health and the functions of your jaw. Your teeth may become unstable and misaligned, as well as change the aesthetics of your face. At Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc., we can restore mass to your jawbone, restoring your oral health and the functions of your jaw with bone regeneration.
What Causes Bone Loss in the Jaw?
There are several different issues that can lead to bone loss in your jaw.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is designed to replace missing bone mass, restoring its strength. The procedure involves harvesting bone mass from another area of your body, or taking bone tissue from a tissue bank, and transplanting it to the affected areas of your jaw. As you heal, your existing jawbone begins to fuse to the graft material, giving your jaw back its strength.
There are a few different types of bone grafts that may be performed.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Guided bone regeneration, or GBR, is a procedure that involves the placement of a special membrane over a newly placed bone graft before the gums are sutured closed. The membrane functions to keep the bone tissue and the soft tissue separate, preventing faster healing soft tissue from filling in areas where bone should be. GBR also aids in stimulating the growth of new bone tissue, helping to restore the strength and integrity of your jaw.
By restoring bone mass to your jaw, its strength is restored. This also aids in restoring your oral health and your facial aesthetics. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Simon K. Choyee, DDS, Inc. at (562) 947-4781 today.
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"I recently had to have a tooth extracted and was very nervous. Dr. Choyee and his staff went over and above to make me feel comfortable. It turned out to be an easy procedure and I was done quickly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Choyee for any oral surgery needs you may have. Dr. Choyee even called me that evening to make sure I was doing well and had no problems!"
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