Bone Grafting

Grafting is a procedure used to replace missing bone or gum tissue. There are two types of gum tissue in the mouth, one of which surrounds the necks of the teeth and is thick and protective in nature. The other of which lines our cheeks and floor of the mouth whose purpose is to be elastic and mobile. Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the bone around the teeth. To improve the beauty of your teeth, to get your teeth and gums easier to keep healthy, gum grafting is a simple, predictable option. Bone grafting reverses the bone loss / destruction caused after teeth have been removed, by periodontal disease, trauma, or ill fitting removable dentures. It is also used to permit implant placement, where teeth have been lost and to enhance the fit and comfort of removable prostheses, or to enhance esthetics of a missing tooth site in the smile zone.

When one loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses. To preserve this bone for future implant placement or for esthetics, a bone graft is used. Dr. Horowitz has conducted extensive research on these topics and has published and lectured extensively on various treatment methods. He and his staff will thoroughly explain the bone or gum grafting treatment to you.

Robert A. Horowitz, DDS

Periodontics | Laser Therapy | Dental Implants


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Scarsdale, NY 10583


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