Re-growing bone: It only sounds like science fiction.
When a tooth is lost to injury or extraction, the associated jawbone atrophies, or shrinks. Because implants need to be 100% encased by bone, this often means there isn’t enough jawbone to allow for successful implant placement. Fortunately, we are now able to “re-grow” lost bone. This ability to regenerate lost bone means the question isn’t “can an implant be placed?” But rather, “What needs to be done to prepare the site for placement?”
If you don’t have enough bone to support an implant, don’t worry. Today, there are many different techniques we can use to regrow your lost gum and bone tissue. And Dr. Sayed will discuss all of them with you during your initial consultation.