Everything You Need to Know About Bone Grafting

July 27, 2018

Has your dentist recommended a bone graft for your mouth? You may be eager to find out what all is involved within bone grafting from your dentist. There are several different reasons a professional may encourage a bone graft. For more information regarding bone grafting and what is involved in the procedure, continue reading on or contact Distinctive Dental Care for help with your questions.

As previously mentioned, there may be several different reasons your dentist has brought up the possibility of receiving a bone graft. These may include any of the below reasons

  • Tooth loss
  • Facial trauma
  • Gum disease
  • Secure dental implants
  • Tooth extraction

Not all of these reasons will require a bone graft. Therefore it is important to speak with your dentist for a complete reasoning and treatment plan. Every individual and situation is different, and customized treatment plans can be created.

How does your dentist perform a bone grafting procedure?

Your dentist will introduce a new bone to the affected area to encourage new bone growth. It will produce a stronger bone structure that will better support the patient’s face. Bone can be taken from a patient’s own body through the use of autograph bone. This option lowers the risk of rejection or infection. Another option is using donor cells with the help of allograft bone grafting. This option requires fewer surgeries and is a safe method for improving oral health. Different options may work better for a patient. This is why our dentist will take the time to discuss options with each individual patient.

Contact Distinctive Dental Care for more information regarding bone grafting and the other procedures we offer to provide patients with optimal care. Call us today to set up your next consultation with our dentist.

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