We completely understand, this may seem a bit scary at first. But it is routinely done and we assure it is at no discomfort to you and is very predicable! Dental bone grafts are often need becuase you have lost bone in the area where a dental implant is optimum for the success of your procedure. Call us, we will help you with any questions that you may have!
When teeth are lost due to disease or trauma, the surrounding bone will start to deteriorate without any root to stimulate the bone. This bone loss can make restoring missing teeth with dental implants or implant supported dentures very difficult or not possible. So this will help maximize the outcome of your procedure and you reach your goal!
Many factors come into play here. For instance, is it in the upper or lower jaw? What bone material or membrane is going to be used? How much height or width of the bone graft is trying to be achieved? With that said, most bone grafts heal in around 4 months, but some take as long as 9 months or need an additional procedure.
We offer bone augmentation and bone grafting procedures to replace lost bone. Bone grafting can also restore the proper facial contours where bone is missing in the font of the mouth.
Bone loss in the jaw bone is common when one or more teeth have been lost due to injury, decay, or trauma. Without the tooth in place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate.
It is extremely important to replace missing teeth to prevent an overall decline in your oral health. Other surrounding teeth will likely start to shift and extrude into the open spaces, causing functional and aesthetic problems. If Dr. Heller finds that you do not have adequate bone volume or density to restore your missing teeth with dental implants, he may suggest bone graft surgery.
Bone graft surgery will replace your missing bone, restore jaw functionality, and also restore facial structure where missing teeth and bone might have caused a “sunken” appearance. There are three types of bone graft procedures: allograft, xenograft, and autogenous grafts. Dr. Heller will be able to determine which type is best for you. Feel free to ask any and all questions you might have regarding your bone loss and treatment options.
You will be properly numbed for the bone graft surgery to ensure you have a comfortable visit with Dr. Heller. He will make an incision in the gums where the bone will be augmented. The type of bone graft procedure you have will determine the next few steps that will occur when new bone is placed. You will receive stitches to close the incision and will be given time to heal. Your bone graft site will need to be fully healed before any dental implant procedure is performed. After the procedure, Dr. Heller will inform you of any diet restrictions to promote healing, and possibly prescribe antibiotics and pain medication.
Bone graft surgery is an ideal solution to restore bone for dental implant placement. Call Dr. Heller’s office in Lewis Center, OH today to schedule your consultation.
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