Bone Grafting

Dental implant treatments have changed many patients’ lives by giving them a beautiful new smile. For individuals dealing with jawbone loss, bone grafting may be required to help them undergo a successful procedure.

Who Needs Bone Grafting?

Your surgeon may recommend bone grafting if your jawbone is too thin or too soft to hold a dental implant in place. These circumstances may result in the treatment failing, leading to more severe issues. Fortunately, bone grafting can help by regenerating healthy jawbone so you can have a successful surgery. Some patients may only need a minor graft, allowing them to get their implants placed soon after.

Besides dental implant patients, you may also need bone grafting if any of the following pertains to you:

  • Having a tooth extracted
  • Suffering from jawbone loss due to gum disease
  • Rebuilding the jaw for dentures
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What to Expect During Treatment

Your surgeon will take a section of bone from another part of your body or use a special grafting material for the procedure. After placing the material in your jawbone, it will take some time before the graft starts producing stronger new bone. Your surgeon will continue to check in and determine once you have enough jawbone to support your dental implant.

What Happens After the Bone Graft?

The rest of the implant surgery can proceed once your oral surgeon is content with the amount of jawbone you grow after your grafting procedure. Most people can return to their regular activities the day after a bone graft, but recovery times can vary based on the patient and several other factors.

Do You Have Additional Questions About Bone Grafting?

If you’ve been told that you can’t get dental implants due to a lack of adequate jawbone, bone grafting may be the solution. Please contact Esthetic Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation with our experts today!

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