At Mercer Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our job is to provide patients with the highest standards of oral health care. This involves the teeth and gums, but it can also involve the underlying jawbone. In fact, some patients come to us experiencing inadequate bone mass, which can lead to a host of other dental problems. Our surgeon, Dr. Matthew Streelman, has ample experience in addressing this common issue using a procedure known as a bone graft.
What is a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is a kind of oral surgery that has been around for decades and is exceedingly common. Essentially, it is a way for oral surgeons to help patients replenish some of their lost bone mass. Bone grafting involves a surgeon making an incision to expose the underlying jawbone. Bone material is then placed in the area where new bone is needed. This aids in the growth of new bone cells restoring bone volume.