Rebuilding and Revitalizing
When teeth are lost, and without anything in place to stimulate bone growth, the bone that used to surround the tooth immediately starts to deteriorate. Once this bone is lost it does not grow back, but continues to wear away, making future tooth replacement much more difficult. If it has been a while since you lost your tooth, you may need a bone graft before receiving a dental implant. Dr. Jacqueline Subka is a periodontist in Thousand Oaks, CA who can provide you with a bone grafting procedure.