Bone Grafting at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry
This video shows you how bone graft can be used in conjunction with a dental implant to reinforce the tooth socket and provide a strong foundation for the implant.
Suffering From Bone Loss
When you’ve had to have teeth extracted or are missing one or more teeth due to decay or dental trauma, it’s likely you’ve also suffered from bone loss. In order to maintain its strength and structure, your jawbone requires proper stimulation from the roots of your teeth. When they’re missing, your jawbone will lose its shape and begin to deteriorate.
Living without one more tooth for an extended period of time will cause bone resorption, which can result in an altered facial shape, premature wrinkling, and saggy cheeks. It can make you appear older than you are and it can affect your ability to eat and speak.
Regenerate Lost Bone for Dental Implants
In order to restore your smile with a tooth replacement solution like dental implants, Dr. Macdonald and our team will examine your mouth at your consultation to see if you’re a good candidate. If you’ve suffered from bone loss and don’t have an adequate amount of bone density to hold an implant, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure.
A bone graft is a piece of healthy bone from your body that is used to regenerate the lost bone in your jaw. Over time, the bone will naturally bond with your jawbone and provide a stable and secure base for your dental implant.
The Bone Grafting Procedure
The procedure for a bone graft is done efficiently and comfortably at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry. Once we decide you’ll need a bone graft before receiving dental implants, we’ll first provide you with sedation to ensure you feel completely relaxed.
One of our four doctors will begin by making a small incision in your gums, shape and place the bone graft in your jawbone, and then safely close up the area. There is a healing period before an implant can be placed, and this typically will take about four months.
During these several months, the bone graft will attach to your jawbone and create new, strong bone that will successfully support your dental implant. After healing, you’ll return to our Archdale office to proceed with your implant treatment.
Before you know it, you’ll be leaving with a beautiful, new smile that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth.
Contact Our Triad Team Today
If you’re ready to restore your smile and revitalize your entire facial appearance, then a bone grafting procedure may be right for you. When you schedule a consultation using the contact form below, our team will be able to understand your needs more and provide you with a personalized treatment.
For more information, please visit: www.nobelbiocare.com