BONE GRAFTING IS A SURGICAL PROCEDURE USED TO FIX PROBLEMS WITH BONES OR JOINTS.
Bone grafting, or transplanting of bone tissue, is beneficial in fixing bones that are damaged from trauma, or problem joints.
When a tooth is removed, the bone that supported this tooth is also lost in time. The only chance to save this supporting bone for later use, is to place a bone graft at the time of extraction. The bone is placed in the clean socket and covered by a membrane or gum graft. After healing, you will typically have more suitable bone to place an implant and restore your tooth.
The term "bone graft" may seem scary to some at first. However, a bone graft is actually a common and painless dental procedure. Often times a bone graft is brought up during an oral surgeon's consultation. If you need a bone graft in The Woodlands or Houston area, then contact us and we'll explain the process.
BENEFITS OF BONE GRAFTING
A bone grafting procedure is often used to repair bone to its previous form. It may be beneficial in a number of situations including:
Restoring the bone following tooth loss, trauma, or gum disease
To strengthen or restore bone structure that will be used for dental implant placement
To prevent issues caused by bone loss
To prevent issues caused by bone loss such as a decrease in gum tissue
To support the jaw and facial bones, preventing the face from looking prematurely aged due to lack of bone support.
BONE GRAFTING NEEDED FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
There have been many improvements to bone grafts over the years. The need for one may have been reduced over time, but there are still many situations where it is recommended by dentists and used to improve results. One example of this is with dental implants. An implant requires a sturdy home to situate in. If the mouth isn't sturdy enough to hold an implant then a bone graft may be used to create a sturdy for to situate an implant.
BONE GRAFTING AND EXTRACTIONS
When a tooth is extracted, the bone with the sole purpose of holding that tooth in place still remains. When the tooth is removed, your body will resorb that bone. To prevent this, an implant or bone graft is used to fill the hole and strengthen your mouth. If the underlying bone isn't strong enough to hold an implant in place then a bone graft may be used to strengthen the structure so an implant may be placed there.
WHY CHOOSE BONE GRAFTING?
Sometimes your bone isn't strong enough on its own to support a dental implant. Dental implants are a popular choice among patients and dentists due to their aesthetic appearance and durability. With bone grafting, even patients with bone loss can acquire an implant thanks to bone grafting. It helps allow for some amazing cosmetic dentistry improvements that would otherwise not be possible.
With bone grafting, you can improve your oral health and appearance, and be on your way to achieving the smile makeover of your dreams.
COMPLEX DENTAL PROCEDURES HANDLED IN-HOUSE
Bone grafting is one way Carrie Muzny D.D.S. can help their patients with smile makeovers. We offer many extensive dental procedures in-house so you don't have to worry about being referred elsewhere. We make sure you understand your available options so you can make the right decision about your teeth.