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Membrane (Bone) Grafts

What do I need a membrane (bone) graft?

A tooth’s bone structure can be lost for a variety of reasons, including disease, injury, or missing teeth.  As a result, sometimes there is insufficient bone available for the placement of dental implants.  A membrane graft can reduce further recession and bone loss, and in some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay.   When this occurs, a bone grafting procedure is required.  A membrane graft may also reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile.  Whether you have a membrane graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both:  a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating, and speaking with comfort and confidence.

What is membrane (bone) grafting?

Bone grafting is a regenerative surgical procedure where replacement material is used to fill-in places in the tooth where bone has been lost.  Prior to receiving dental implants, this procedure may be required in order to build-up lost bone to provide better support for the replacement teeth.  If you’ve been missing teeth for a while, the bone has most likely broken down.  Tooth roots stimulate your jaw bone and help keep it healthy, and without them, the bone believes it has served its purpose and is no longer needed.

What happens during a membrane (bone) grafting procedure?

During your bone graft procedure, Dr. Quamar will fold back the gum tissue, remove the bacteria, and perform the type of regeneration that best suits your needs. Regeneration includes using membranes, bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage the natural regeneration of bone and tissue.

Please call or email Dr. Quamar today if you have any questions regarding your membrane graft surgery.

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