bone grafting

We can only imagine what our bodies would look like without bones. This scaffolding provides support, form, and protection to our organs and delicate tissue.

The bone around your teeth, called alveolar bone, holds the teeth firmly in place. The particular height, shape, and density of this specialized bone can be compromised due to gum disease, tooth removal, and other forms of trauma.

If bone shrinks away from your teeth, it never grows back. In some cases, bone can be encouraged to fill in with grafting materials placed by our doctors.

Every situation presents a different scenario, but more options than ever exist to promote bone repair in the jaw. For example, when a tooth needs removal, a large hole then exists in the bone.

While it will eventually fill in, the site tends to shrink, drawing bone away from the area jeopardizing surrounding teeth. Grafting materials can be placed at the time of tooth removal to help preserve the existing bone level. Bone grafts are especially beneficial if you are considering an implant-supported restoration in the future.

Even areas that have already suffered bone collapse can often benefit from specialized grafting material, bolstering nearly any part of the jaw bone.

It’s important to note: bone destroyed by gum disease often leaves significant defects around teeth. While some of these areas are grafting candidates, many of them experience irreversible bone loss. Controlling gum disease with your team will serve your health much better than corrective surgical grafts.

‘‘Came in for a dental cleaning and x rays, my dental hygienist Michaela was super throughout and answered all of my questions. She was super gentle cleaning and always made sure I was comfortable. following after the cleaning Dr. Callier came in and was super informative on the next steps for getting my wisdom teeth removed, as well as some tips for my teeth grinding habit. Love this office & the staff ❤️ Found my new dental family.’’
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The biggest impact of teeth grinding is usually seen on the incisors and canines. This is because they are the first to come in contact with one another when you close your jaw, since the incisors are responsible for guiding your bite into the correct position.
The repetitive grinding of teeth and clenching of teeth can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and tooth pain. Untreated bruxism will slowly remove the enamel of your teeth and grind the top of the teeth often leading to wear, chipping, and cracking. Once the enamel has been worn down, there is a higher risk of tooth decay.
In total, there are eight molars in the mouth, two located in each of the four corners of the mouth. The main purpose of the molars is to chew, grind and crush food, and they generally are not used to cut or tear food. grinding or gritting on them. Another bad habit is biting your nails. It can cause your jaw to move out of place and change the way your teeth fit together.
You may need dental treatment if your teeth are worn through grinding. This is to avoid developing further problems, such as infection or a dental abscess.


A healthy smile is a beautiful smile.