Welcome to Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA, a family periodontal dentistry practice.
Bone deterioration caused by severe gum disease or infection used to mean the loss of permanent teeth and normal function. Now, thanks to bone grafting technology and skillful dentists like ours at Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA, patients can restore lost bone support and improve their quality of life.
Bone grafting has many benefits:
- Preventing tooth loss – A loose tooth could be made more stable with a minor bone grafting procedure.
- Preventing bone resorption – After tooth extraction, your dentist places a bone graft in the extraction site to prevent bone loss in the future.
- Strengthening dental implants – When replacing lost teeth with dental implants, a bone graft may be necessary for support where bone loss has occurred.
We’ll do a thorough evaluation to determine if bone grafting is the right plan for you. Call Ann Kearney Astolfi in Bethlehem, PA to make an appointment.
You shouldn’t have to live with the uncomfortable effects of oral bone loss. We have the solution to restore the function of your teeth and improve your quality of life.
RIDGE AUGMENTATION AND PRESERVATION
If you have experienced bone loss and noticed changes in the contours of your gums, you may need to undergo a ridge augmentation or ridge preservation procedure. Ridge augmentation can be performed on both soft and hard tissue and typically involves grafting the tissue to restore the gum and jawbone contours. Ridge preservation procedures help to preserve bone tissue after tooth loss and prevent the bone and gums from collapsing in the socket where the tooth is missing.