If you’ve been told you do not have sufficient bone in your jaw, you may be a candidate for a bone grafting procedure. Bone loss can occur for a number of reasons, including tooth loss or gum disease.
Gum disease breaks down the connection between the teeth and the gums, ultimately causing teeth to become loose. Once the teeth are lost and the jawbone stops receiving stimulation, it begins to deteriorate. The deterioration of the jawbone has an enormous impact on the facial features, drastically altering your appearance. This is responsible for the sunken appearance of many edentulous individuals. Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina performs bone grafts to repair a deteriorated jawbone.
Dental implants are an ideal way to permanently replace missing teeth or to secure a set of dentures. Because dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, a weak or deteriorating jawbone can make it difficult or impossible to successfully place dental implants. Bone grafting can make dental implants an option for patients with deteriorating jawbones. Once the implant is placed, it will provide the jawbone with the stimulation it has been missing and actually promote future bone health.
Bone grafting is a necessary step for restoring some patients’ smiles and facial features. Regain your confidence in your appearance and the function of your teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Perez-Medina today.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina has been in practice as a periodontist for over 25 years. She is an experienced periodontist known for her outstanding honesty, clinical skills and compassionate patient care. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Medina grew up in a humble environment always dreaming of becoming a dentist. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing her undergraduate, she earned her degree as Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School where she graduated in the top of her class.
Dr. Nancy Perez-Medina serves as a periodontist in Helotes, TX. Her 25 years of experience and her commitment to continuing education give her patients results they can smile about.Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.