Bone grafts are surgical procedures that help to restore and enhance areas of missing bone.
What are Bone Grafts?
Bone grafts are surgical procedures that help to restore and enhance areas of missing bone. Most often, bone loss occurs after gum disease has been allowed to advance to a serious state or if trauma is present. If multiple teeth have been extracted, the bone in the area may suffer loss and become a problem with both oral and facial structuring. At Sudbury Dental, we offer bone grafts that are quick, effortless and highly effective.
Why would you need Bone Grafts?
A bone graft is typically needed if there is severe bone loss in one or more areas of your mouth. If you’ll be having a dental implant placed, you may require a bone graft before the surgery itself to ensure the implant heals successfully. Tooth loss can lead to serious bone loss, which affects the way that your cheeks and entire face look. Some of the most common reasons for needing a bone graft include:
• You’re suffering from bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease
• You suffered some type of trauma
• You had many teeth extracted in the past
• You have poor bone density and are looking to get dental implants
What makes you a good candidate for Bone Grafts?
Bone grafting surgery is a lot easier and less complicated than most patients think. Most often, artificial or human-derived bone material can be used in the graft. A bone grafting growth factor may be used to promote healing and fusion of the new bone to the existing area. You will require an exam and x-rays before we can determine if bone grafts are right for your needs.
What happens during the procedure for a Bone Graft?
The procedure first requires anesthetic of your choosing, specifically meant to make the surgery more comfortable for you. Dr. Kang will then make an incision into the gums and place the grafted bone in the area. Growth factor may be used to enhance the natural fusion of the bone in this particular area. The area is sutured and you’ll be given aftercare instructions that are important to follow for your recovery. At Sudbury Dental, our goal is to provide you with a bone grafting surgery that is not just painless and comfortable, but also effective at improving the state of your oral health.
If you think you may need a bone graft or want to inquire more about this surgery, call us today and our friendly staff members can help schedule you an appointment.