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Highly recommend A-Dental Center. They made me an appointment for next day. When I arrived, they checked me in promptly. All the staff were warm and friendly. The dentist was very attentive and made sure I was okay as they proceeded to pull 4 teeth, give me a root canal and apply a crown. Facilities were very clean and an organized. Very impressed overall.
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Dental Bone Graft North Hollywood
Bone grafting is an advanced procedure offered at our North Hollywood office. While many people expect the process to be lengthy and painful, it is very efficient and involves minimal discomfort when performed by a skilled oral surgeon. The procedure is often recommended to restore bone quantity and strength before placing dental implants.
This procedure may be needed for various reasons including:
- Oral injury
- Periodontal disease or other infection
- Natural defect
- Bone resorption associated with tooth loss
Understanding bone lossWhen you bite down, the pressure is transferred to the jawbone, via the roots of your teeth. That pressure stimulates cell regeneration, keeping the bone strong. What happens when a tooth is lost? Without stimulation, the bone begins to atrophy, similar to a muscle that is never used. Over time, the bone becomes weaker, more susceptible to fracturing, and less able to support a dental restoration. The changes can also have a cosmetic effect, causing wrinkles, and making a person’s face appear shorter.
Traditional dentures and bridgework do not prevent bone loss because they do not replace the tooth root. However, grafting followed by dental implants can restore and preserve the bone.
What to expectFirst, your dentist will perform an examination, take x-rays, and discuss your treatment options. There are many different grafting techniques. In some cases, a tiny piece of bone is taken from the patient (usually the chin or the back of the jaw) and transplanted. In other cases, a synthetic or bovine material may be used.
Once your treatment plan has been determined, the next step is the surgery. We take great care to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Depending on your treatment plan, implants may be placed at the same time. Call (818) 975-3888 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.