Dental Bone Grafts
Smiles for Life Dental Care is proud to offer bone grafting procedures as part of our comprehensive dental services
Create a Firm Foundation for Implants with Bone Grafting
If you have lost significant jawbone tissue in the wake of missing teeth or severe periodontal disease, Drs. McIntyre and Dr. Whiting can perform a bone grafting procedure at their Bridgewater or Staunton, VA, practice to encourage new growth. In addition to rebuilding lost tissue, this surgery is also a reliable way to improve your candidacy for dental implants.
Our team at Smiles for Life offers a full gamut of dental services to lay the foundations for a healthier, happier smile. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.
How Bone Grafts Help
When tooth loss is left unaddressed, it can lead to jawbone degeneration and a myriad of other oral health problems, including:
Bone grafting is the most reliable solution to combat these problems. Using either donor tissue or tissue harvested from other parts of the body, dentists can place a graft directly into the jawbone. Over the following months, this graft then promotes bone growth.
In addition to improving implant candidacy, this procedure is also recommended for patients in the advanced stages of periodontal disease. Although periodontitis starts in the gums, an untreated infection can spread into the soft and hard tissues of your mouth and damage them irreparably. In such cases, bone grafts are often used in combination with gum surgery to rebuild your jawbone and prevent the disease from spreading further.
What to Expect during Bone Grafting
Before the procedure begins, one of our doctors will administer a local anesthetic and sedation to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Then they can make an incision into the gums. After carefully folding back the layers of gum tissue, your dentist can insert the grafting tissue on top your jawbone.
Once the graft is carefully secured, they can close the incision with sutures. Depending on the patient, we may even be able to place a bone graft and dental implant simultaneously.
The Bone Graft Process
Securing the Graft
Healing and Integration
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