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Bone grafting is a surgical technique that is often needed when a person doesn’t have an adequate amount of healthy, adequate-sized natural bones in their jaw that can support the dental implant. Trauma can bring about this deficiency of adequate bone tissue. Dental injuries include a broken tooth, fracture of a large tooth, accident, or damage to the bone in the jaw joint from an unnatural occurrence like a bite that breaks the lower or upper teeth. Infections can also cause bone deformation and inadequate bone support.
Bone grafting is also necessary in the case when tooth loss is caused due to periodontal disease. The procedure is very similar to the one mentioned above regarding dental implants except that bone grafting is applied to the jawbone after a dental implant has been installed. This is to ensure that the jawbone will not be damaged if the patient will lose one or more of his or her teeth in the process of periodontal disease treatment.
Periodontal disease leads to extensive damage to the gums and the supporting structures of the jawbone. Patients who have suffered from this condition are prone to developing infections all over the body. Thus, aside from helping patients recover from their dental problems, bone grafting will also prevent periodontal disease progression.