Bone grafting, a procedure that may sound daunting to many, has seen remarkable advancements in recent years, with a primary objective: ensuring that patients retain a robust foundation for a spectrum of dental treatments. One of the notable types of bone grafting is an allograft. An allograft utilizes bone sourced not from the patient but from a donor, processed to ensure safety and effectiveness. This type of graft has carved a niche for itself especially in scenarios where there is a need to preserve bone after an extracted tooth or to repair a vertical bone defect occurring from periodontal disease. Every time a tooth is removed, there is a potential for subsequent bone loss. This can compromise the structural integrity of the jaw and complicate the future placement of bridges or implants. An allograft, strategically placed post-extraction or during the treatment of periodontal defects, can stymie this loss, preserving the natural anatomy of the bone and paving the way for successful future dental procedures.

Our approach to bone grafting is not solely dependent on surgical expertise. We couple this with the power of advanced diagnostic tools. By leveraging technologies like cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral scans, we gain a deep, three-dimensional insight into the very fabric of the bone we are addressing. This allows us to comprehend and address the unique challenges each patient’s anatomy presents, making our treatments precise and, more importantly, tailored for individual needs.

Periodontal health is not just about gums; it is a comprehensive understanding of how every part of the oral environment interacts. Dr. Dan Thousand and Dr. Katelyn Fleming have dedicated years to master this intricate dance of biology and technique.

At Periodontal Associates, we combine passion with precision, ensuring that every patient steps out with a reason to smile brighter. Entrust our periodontists in Centennial, Colorado, with your dental health journey and let us guide you with our expertise and commitment. Your path to a resilient and radiant smile begins here. Call us today at 303-795-5700.