What You Need to Know About a Dental Bone Graft

What You Need to Know About a Dental Bone Graft

One of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your smile is to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants. However, you need a certain level of bone quality and density to support your restorations. If you’re suffering from bone loss, Dr. Schilling, our acclaimed prosthodontist, may recommend a bone graft to allow you to enjoy the numerous benefits dental implants offer!

Why Would You Need a Bone Graft?

There are many reasons why you may need a bone graft. These include bone defects or infection, bone density weakness, or bone that’s too short or thin to support a dental implant. Candidates for bone grafting are also those suffering from bone loss due to the natural aging process, untreated periodontal (gum) disease, dental trauma, cracked teeth, extensive cavities, missing teeth for a lengthy period, poorly fitting dentures, or certain medical conditions.

Aside from implant eligibility, Dr. Schilling may recommend a bone graft to save a tooth at risk of loss due to periodontitis, an advanced stage of periodontal disease. That helps build the bone structure and provides the support needed to keep the tooth in place.

What Is the Bone Grafting Process?

The first step in restoring your smile is a consultation with Dr. Schilling, our skilled and experienced prosthodontist, who will determine whether you have adequate bone mass in the area to support a dental implant. If not, she will recommend a bone grafting procedure to supplement your current bone level.

Dr. Schilling will determine the best type of graft for your unique needs. Bone grafting options are available to you include synthetic, animal-based, polymer, ceramic, and even your autologous (your own bone tissue). The procedure will help replace missing bone and trigger new bone growth, making you a perfect candidate for a dental implant.

Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Your Dental Bone Graft?

Prosthodontists are specialists with three years of rigorous training after completing dental school. Their advanced education primarily focuses on the intricacies of replacing lost or deficient teeth, making them the “real” tooth restoration experts. Doctor Schilling, our acclaimed prosthodontist, utilizes cutting-edge technology and techniques to deliver healthy, functional smiles.

Bone Grafts in Whitesboro, TX

Visit Main Street Dental Smiles to determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. If you have bone loss, Dr. Schilling will discuss your bone grafting options. You can always trust her experience and expertise for outstanding treatment results. Call us at 903-564-3451 to schedule your appointment today!

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