Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, and Dr. Voegele and our team have helped patients in Savage, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota replace bone loss to the jaw. At Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we have seen how bone loss to the jaw can affect your smile and facial appearance.
Under normal conditions, healthy jaw bone growth is stimulated by the force of the teeth as you chew your food. This stimulation is prevented from occurring when teeth are lost. In fact, the width of the jawbone can be reduced by 25% in the first year alone after a tooth is lost.
Whether a tooth is lost because of gum disease, tooth decay or injury to the mouth, a bone graft can effectively maintain your bone structure after a tooth is lost. Why does this matter? Your jaw and facial bones support the muscles in your face and skin to maintain your youthful appearance. Unfortunately, loss of jawbone material can make you look prematurely aged.
In addition, bone-grafting allows Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, and Dr. Voegele to improve the look and function of several future restoration procedures which may include dental crowns, dental implants, dentures, and fixed bridgework.
If you would like more information about how bone grafting may benefit your oral health, we invite you to schedule a consultation by calling 952-226-7940 today. We look forward to helping you preserve your healthy, beautiful smile in Savage, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.