Patients who have lost bone tissue, whether from periodontal disease or an injury, may require bone grafting to restore their smile. Dr. Danner routinely performs bone grafting procedures in our Oklahoma City, OK, dental office. With this procedure, patients can regain their smiles, as well as their oral health. Bone grafting can help patients avoid premature tooth loss, teeth shifting, and eating difficulties.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a procedure in which a piece of bone is taken from another area or donor and implanted into the tooth socket. The bone grafting material is typically taken from the back of the mouth, the hip, or from the cadaver.
Is the Bone Grafting Procedure Right for You?
Bone grafting is a common dental procedure that can help restore the bone structure in the jaw if it was affected by tooth loss or gum disease. It is also performed to increase the amount of bone in your jaw prior to the placement of a dental implant.
There are several different types of bone grafting procedures, and our dentist in Oklahoma City, OK will work with you to determine the best option for you.
What Are the Benefits of Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a common dental procedure. It's used to repair bone defects caused by trauma, infection, or disease. It can also enhance the body's bone structure in preparation for dental restoration procedures.
The bone graft procedure is most commonly performed before dental implants. Dental implants are tooth replacements that are attached to the jaw bone in order to restore a patient's smile. The jaw bone, or maxilla, needs to be prepared for dental implants by improving its structure. Bone grafting is often performed prior to the dental implant procedure. The bone graft helps the maxilla heal properly and fuse with the titanium post of the dental implant.
Is Bone Grafting Painful?
Bone grafting is a relatively simple procedure that, in most cases, can be completed in one visit. Anesthesia is administered first so you won't be in any pain, then the dentist will use a special drill to prepare the bone. Sometimes, the dentist will first remove the damaged tissue, or the dentist will use a special membrane to separate the soft tissue from the bone. The tissue is then replaced or covered with a membrane, and the bone graft is placed. The dentist then uses stitches to close the gums over the new bone and places a bandage over the surgical site.
At J. Russell Danner, DDS, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 405-749-1676 or visit us at 4514 Memorial Cir Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73142.