At dentalhouse, our dentists may perform a bone graft procedure to prepare patients for a dental implant surgery.
What is a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, usually in preparation for a dental implant. Your dentist may recommend a bone graft if they believe that your jaw bone is too thin or soft to support an implant.Request Appointment
A bone graft procedure has your dentist grafting bone from another part of your body. Special bone grafting material can also be transplanted onto your jaw bone.
Once healing has occurred several months after the bone graft, the dental implant can be placed.
A bone graft may also be needed to regenerate lost bone as a result of severe gum disease, in order to prevent teeth from loosening and falling out.
Reasons for a Bone Graft
Is your jaw bone too thin or soft to support a dental implant? Perhaps you've lost bone due to gum disease. Your dentist may recommend a bone graft procedure.
This procedure supports the natural growth of bone tissues. As the natural bone grows it will eventually replace the graft material completely, creating a fully integrated new bone region. Bone grafts can also be done for cosmetic reasons as well as in preparation for dental implants.
A bone graft is considered a standard routine, and minimally invasive procedure.
Signs You Need a Bone Graft
To better understand whether you need a bone graft procedure, review these signs and contact us for an exam. A bone graft may be required if you've:
- Been missing teeth for a long period of time
- Suffered a jaw injury
- Had periodontal disease in the past
- Currently have advanced gum disease