How and what is a bone graft?

Dental Implants offer an outstanding solution to replace one or more missing teeth to full function. However, adequate bone width, height, and density are needed to ensure the procedure’s success. 

If you have suffered bone loss, you trusted team at Dental Care of North Carolina will recommend a bone grafting procedure to help rebuild the bone for the placement and benefits of implants.

Why Would You Need a Bone Graft?

Various problems can cause the bone surrounding and supporting teeth to erode. This includes periodontal disease (gum disease), the leading cause of tooth loss in adults which destroys the bone that supports the teeth.  Bone loss can occur when teeth go missing.  Once the tooth roots are gone the socket where the root resides has no longer a need to be present.  Bone resorption and atrophy begins to take place. Many times your dentist will suggest a bone graft at the time of extraction to maintain the socket from collapsing. This will enable an implant to be placed within the year following the extraction. Other reasons for bone loss are dentures which place pressure on the gums and bone causing the bone to recede; deep cavities where the bacteria from the cavity destroy bone, and trauma.

How Does a Bone Graft Work?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that we perform in our office under local anesthesia.  We also provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and all forms of sedation to create comfort while we are treating you.  The concept of bone grafting is to place the bone we use to graft with in the area of need. This will stimulate your body to manufacture new bone. Once healing is complete-about 3-4 months-implant placement is now feasible.

Bone Grafting Near Me

Contact Dental Care of North Carolina to learn more about bone grafting for a successful dental implant procedure. We will assess your needs and will work with you to achieve a healthy, functional smile.  Don’t let tooth loss hold you back.  Call us to schedule your appointment today!!

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