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Augment Your Jawbone with Bone Grafting

before and after bone grafting illustration

In situations where dental implants or other fixtures designed to improve the health and appearance of your teeth and mouth, are required, bone grafting, or guided bone regeneration, is necessary to restore the strength of the jawline and prepare the face for any kind of dental or medical procedures. Successfully done, this bone graft will support dental implants and heal a jaw damaged by physical trauma or atrophy. Bone grafting is the most effective way to preserve or renew the stability and long term durability of the jaw and form a foundation for dental implant placement.

How Bone Grafting Works

The source of a bone graft can be sourced from a bone bank, where cortical bone is harvested from donors and 

harvested bone photo

preserved to use in case of trauma or other dental surgery (like a blood bank), the patient themselves, otherwise known as an autograft and more recently and popular are the synthetic bone regenerators such as Infuse® or Acell®.

While the thought of a bone graft can intimidate potential patients, modern dental technology has helped make this process easier and more stable than ever. Quick and completely painless, this procedure is more preparatory than anything else. Think of the graft as a foundation for your dental implants. Dr. Corsello is trained and experienced in all manner of dental implant and general dental surgery and is one of Pittsburgh’s most trusted local doctors. Rest easy knowing that your dental health is in the hands of an accomplished doctor, with over 25 years of clinical training and experience serving the area.

A Sturdy and Safe Smile

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Why is bone grafting necessary? Often, bone that is unused or misused can shrink, known as atrophy or resorption. Missing teeth or other dental complications can lead to bone shrinkage, and the graft is designed to not only replace receding bone, but encourage the regeneration of new, natural bone. Because dental implants are set into the jaw itself, we must make sure the foundation is strong enough to accommodate your procedure. Bone grafting does exactly that.

Northland Dental Medicine’s areas of expertise are in dental implants and general dental procedures. Dr. Corsello has over 25 years of experience in dental medicine, and will guide you through the process as we help you build your best smile. Choose a dentist you can trust. We value both a comfortable and relaxing experience for our patients, and strive to deliver the best service possible.

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Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team! Lana K.

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Pittsburgh Office

4725 McKnight Rd
Ste 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Open Today 8:00am - 7:00pm

All Hours Directions (412) 367-7400