Restoring Bone Loss for Dental Implants
Having a strong and stable jawbone is crucial for setting the foundation for healthy teeth. If you have insufficient jawbone, it’s likely you’ll need a bone grafting procedure to qualify for dental implants. Learn how Dr. Garrett can prepare your mouth for implant placement with a bone graft procedure.
What is Bone Grafting?
Together the teeth and jawbone support each other for optimal oral health, bite function, and an enhanced appearance. When the jawbone becomes weak or damaged, bone grafting is used to restore the essential stimulation it needs. A bone graft is a piece of healthy bone taken from your body that is used to regenerate the damaged or missing bone in your jaw. With the help of this procedure, your bone is able to naturally regenerate, as the new tissue will interfuse with your existing tissue. This restores your jawbone to provide a secure base for your dental implant.
The Bone Grafting Process
During your initial consultation, Dr. Garrett will thoroughly examine your gums and jawbone to determine whether you need a supplemental procedure before receiving dental implants. There are several types of bone grafts, in which your dentist will determine the best option for your individual condition. Here at Oasis Dental Care, we’ll use bone tissue from a donor and graft it to the damaged bone through a process called allografting.
For your safety, we’ll ensure the piece is highly processed and inspected. In some cases, we offer a synthetic option to create a piece of bone. For your comfort, you’ll be administered a local anesthetic to numb the grafting and extraction sites.
Dr. Garrett will create a small incision in your gums and attach the new tissue to your existing jawbone. We’ll use a collagen membrane to cover and protect the graft, allowing the gums to effectively heal and support healthy jawbone growth. After your procedure, Dr. Garrett will prescribe an antibiotic and an oral rinse to help prevent infection. Recovery time can take as little as two weeks or up to three months, depending on individual circumstances.
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