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Here is Everything You Need To Know Concerning Bone Grafts

Posted on 1/10/2022 by Office
Here is Everything You Need To Know Concerning Bone GraftsBone grafting and dental implants often go hand-in-hand. We use this simple procedure to stimulate the regeneration of the jawbone in patients who have experienced resorption as a consequence of missing teeth. This allows us to ensure that patients have enough jawbone density to safely hold a dental implant. Below, we will explain who is a candidate for bone grafts, and the available treatment options that we use depending on the needs of a patient.

When do you need bone grafting?

A patient may require bone grafting in case they do not have enough jawbone density to support implants. Causes of natural bone deficiency include gum disease, facial trauma or injuries, tooth loss, and developmental disorders.

In order to determine whether you are a candidate for a bone graft or not, you must come for a previous consultation with our team to evaluate your situation. Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time are prone to showing signs of jawbone resorption, thus requiring a graft to regenerate it.

Types of Bone Grafts

There are various types of bone grafts, and the type of graft used depends on the extent of your bone loss. It also relies on the location of your lost tooth. The socket graft is the most common bone grafting method. It prevents the atrophy of the alveolar bone from taking place by placing the graft on the socket of a missing tooth before it collapses. The lateral ridge preservation graft is another type of bone graft, meant to increase the width of your jawbone. Other types include block bone graft and the sinus lift procedure.

Bone grafts are not painful, and they are a common procedure in our offices. They are an outpatient surgical procedure. Please contact our offices today if you want to learn more about bone grafts and how they can help you receive a dental implant.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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