Dental Bone Grafting Experts in Dallas, TX
If you’ve elected to receive a dental implant but have found you’re ineligible due to bone loss in your jaw, our signature jaw bone grafting procedures can provide a solution. Bone grafting is a common dental procedure that can restore jaw bone mass and soft tissue needed to perform a tooth implant. Jaw bone grafting has been perfected over the last several decades and can utilize both the patient’s own bone, a donor bone or synthetic material. Our team of maxillofacial specialists can effectively restore the bone in your jaw to its previous state, restore your normal facial structure and form and appearance and prepare your mouth for a successful dental implant. Find out more by contacting our office in Dallas, TX, today.
What is dental bone grafting?
Dental bone grafts are a common preparatory procedure that replaces or restore bone to your jaw for a future dental implant. During the surgical procedure, bone from a donor is affixed to the jawbone underneath the gum line. Once in place, the new bone material will become joined to the patient’s jawbone and begin to grow and strengthen over a period of several months, until your jaw is ready for a dental implant or another dental procedure. At Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas, we’ve served countless patients by providing safe and reliable dental bone grafts over the years. We’ll ensure your questions are answered and you have the best possible chance for a successful bone graft. Contact us now for more information.
The benefits of this procedure
If you’ve lost teeth due to injury or illness or needed a tooth extraction, there’s a high chance your bone density in your jaw will decrease significantly. Studies show bone loss can lead up to a 60% decrease in bone volume after a tooth extraction. The resulting deformity can lead to impaired chewing and speech, soft-tissue pain, and muscle dysfunction. Our signature bone grafts provide more bone density to your jaw enabling a more natural structure for your mouth’s appearance and more bone to support future dental implants or procedures. Bone grafting can also improve the aesthetics of crowns, bridges, dentures and other dental devices. We’re happy to provide you with a thorough evaluation and consultation about the process. Contact us today to find out if bone grafting is right for you.
The bone grafting process
To preserve the natural jaw bone ridge contours, dental bone grafts often become necessary. When a tooth is extracted, your gum line’s natural contours will collapse over time making a dental implant aesthetically and functionally impractical. Typically, during a bone graft, a synthetic or natural bone substitute will be added to area missing a tooth. Cutting away some of the gum lines temporarily may be needed to add enough of the bone material to your jaw. Once added, this material is covered with a specially designed seal that will expedite healing and any gum material will be stitched back to form. Once sutured, this area will heal normally. Over time the bone substitute will be absorbed into your jaw born, reforming the bone mass and natural bone ridge needed to support a future dental implant or dental procedure.
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