Some procedures, such as implants, require ample bone tissue to support the procedure. At Advanced Dental Care of Towson, Mehdi Zamani, DDS, and the highly experienced team provide bone grafting to replenish lost bone to the jaw, letting you move forward with a potentially life-saving procedure. Call the Towson, Maryland, office today to schedule a consultation or reserve a time and date through the online booking tool.
A bone graft is a common surgery to replenish lost bone tissue in the jaw if there isn’t enough present to support a recommended procedure. A bone graft can restore bone in any part of the body, but the Advanced Dental Care of Towson experts use bone grafts to support your oral health and allow you to receive implants.
Dentists often use bone tissue from areas of your own body, such as the hips, ribs, and legs. In some cases, they may use donated bone tissue, however, this isn’t as common.
It’s important to have enough bone inside the jaw to support its structure and function. You may be an excellent candidate for bone grafting if you:
Severe bone fractures and infections that reach the bone can result in bone loss. Moreover, some people simply have less bone tissue available due to genetic factors.
Your dentist performs various types of bone grafts depending on your unique needs. Some of the more common types of bone grafts include:
Dentists use this form of bone grafting most commonly on teeth that have become infected and loose as a result. Periodontal bone grafts reduce tooth mobility and provide support around the tooth.
A sinus lift raises the sinuses to a better position that supports a dental implant procedure. Sinuses can drop if you’re missing back molars on your upper jaw, causing dental implants to interfere.
If you require a tooth extraction, the dentist can perform socket preservation where they place new bone immediately after the procedure. This form of bone graft aids in healing and prevents the socket from caving in.
Before your procedure, your dentist examines your health history to avoid potential complications. They also apply local anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort.
Once numb, the specialist works diligently to disinfect the area and gain access to the bone tissue through the gums. They then place the new bone before suturing the gums back up.
Call today to learn more about bone grafting and schedule a consultation at the Towson, Maryland, office. You can also book online through the reservation portal.