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Bone Grafting New York

At Fifth Avenue Periodontics, a bone graft is typically performed to rebuild or reshape bone that has been destroyed by periodontal disease.  Dr. Clifford Melnick may recommend a bone graft in a periodontal pocket to improve the levels of the bone.

During a bone graft procedure, a piece of bone is removed from a part of the jawbone or from another area of the body.  This bone is then transplanted to the jawbone to encourage the body’s natural ability to regenerate tissues and bone.  Dr. Clifford Melnick grafts the required site with bone and may use a collagen membrane to ensure bone fill.  This state-of-the-art technique is called Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR).

In addition to bone grafting for bone loss with periodontal disease, bone grafting may be performed to increase the amount of bone required to support a dental implant. For some patients, up to nine months may be required to grow enough new bone that can support a dental implant.  For individuals who only require minor bone grafting, the bone graft may be able to be performed at the same time as the dental implant surgery.

When you have your consultation with Dr. Clifford Melnick, your personal dental case will be reviewed so that Dr. Melnick can best determine which type of bone graft may be right for you.

Contact Dr. Clifford Melnick

To learn more about bone grafting at our New York office, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Clifford Melnick and his expert dental team.  We will answer all of your questions about bone grafting, Guided Tissue Regeneration, and help you determine if this is a procedure that you may need.

Dr. Clifford Melnick is passionate about offering unparalleled care and services to his patients.  To find out more about how we can improve the aesthetics and health of your smile at Fifth Avenue Periodontics, contact our dental team today.