What Is Dental Bone Grafting?

Bone Grafting Santa Maria, CA

Looking for quality information on bone grafting? If you are in need of one or more dental treatments that can improve the overall health of your mouth but have been informed that you do not have enough jawbone to support the treatments, then bone grafting is often recommended. While most dental patients will qualify to undergo a bone grafting procedure, some will not, as they must meet a number of minimum requirements in order to be considered a good candidate.

What makes a good candidate for bone grafting?

A patient must firstly be in overall good health, which includes general health, as well as oral health. They must not have any problems that can increase their surgical risks, e.g., systemic problems, smoking, etc.

How is dental bone grafting done?

A dental professional will use grafting material, which can be synthetic or natural, to add to a patient's own jawbone. They will make a small incision in the gum line in order to reach the area that does not have enough bone. They will then add the grafting material, which will be absorbed.

The patient's jawbone will soon be strong enough to support any necessary dental work. It is important for patients to understand that it could take many months for the grafting material to add enough new bone material to the jawbone before dental work can be performed.

Common reasons for dental bone grafting

The following are three of the more common reasons a dental patient would be in need of a bone grafting.

Reason #1 — because they have been diagnosed with advanced periodontal disease and are now higher risk for losing one or more of their teeth

Reason #2 — because they have had a tooth extracted

Reason #3 — because they want to get dental implants, which are one of the more popular tooth replacement options

Can we help you?

Can we answer any questions you have about dental bone grafting? This minor surgical procedure is a great option for those in need of more jawbone so the overall health of their mouth can be improved. Today’s modern advances in dental services allows many options for making sure your oral health is in tip-top shape.

If you are ready to make a consultation appointment with one of our caring dental professionals, then simply give us a call right now so we can get you scheduled in. Hope to hear from you today!

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