We make every effort to help preserve your natural smile. However, in some cases teeth must be extracted. This can happen because of an injury, infection, bone loss, underlying health problems, hygiene habits, smoking, or a variety of other reasons.
When a tooth must be extracted, we will often perform a bone grafting procedure at the same time. This procedure will help preserve your bone level, which accelerates healing time and helps support the other teeth that remain in the mouth. If you decide to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant, the bone grafting procedure will ensure that your bone height and width is at an optimal level for implant placement.