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Bone Grafting

Strengthen your jawbone foundation for dental implants with advanced bone grafting techniques.

Introduction to Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a specialized dental procedure that enhances the amount and density of bone in areas of the jaw where bone loss has occurred. This procedure is often necessary before dental implant placement or to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction.

Why Bone Grafting Is Important

  • Foundation for Dental Implants: Adequate bone density and volume are essential for the successful placement and longevity of dental implants.
  • Prevents Further Bone Loss: After tooth loss, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Bone grafting helps preserve the bone structure, providing support for facial features.
  • Improves Aesthetic Outcome: By restoring the natural contour of the jaw and gums, bone grafting can significantly enhance the appearance of dental restorations.

Types of Bone Grafts

There are several types of bone grafts used in dentistry, each suitable for different conditions:

  • Autograft: Bone is taken from another area of the patient's body, such as the chin or hip.
  • Allograft: Bone sourced from a human donor, processed to ensure safety and compatibility.
  • Xenograft: Bone derived from an animal, usually bovine, processed to make it safe for human use.
  • Alloplast: Synthetic bone substitutes used when natural bone is not an option.

What to Expect During a Bone Grafting Procedure

The bone grafting process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation and Planning: Detailed imaging studies are performed to assess the bone deficiency and plan the grafting procedure.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is used to ensure comfort during the procedure. Sedation options may also be available.
  3. Grafting: The selected type of bone graft material is placed in the targeted areas where bone is deficient.
  4. Healing: The graft will need to integrate with the existing bone, a process that may take several months. During this time, patients are advised on care and maintenance to ensure successful healing.

Enhance Your Dental Health with Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a crucial step for many patients who require dental implants or are looking to restore lost bone. If you’re considering this procedure, contact us to schedule a comprehensive evaluation. Our team is experienced in advanced bone grafting techniques designed to improve outcomes and ensure your comfort and health.

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