Dental Bone Grafting
815 Dental Studio
After you lose a tooth, your jawbone will begin to atrophy in just six months. This leaves a situation where there is a lack of bone mass, limited integrity, and poor density, making it unsuitable for the successful placement of a dental implant. Under these circumstances, you are not a candidate for the placement of a dental implant.
With the simple addition of a dental bone graft, we can replace the missing bone and encourage and promote new bone growth in that specific location. This treatment now gives us the confidence to successfully place a dental implant of correct length and width resulting in the restoration of proper functionality and a healthy, aesthetic appearance.
Dr. Anthony and the entire, elite team at 815 Dental Studio focus on providing bright and beautiful smiles to every family we get the opportunity to work with. We provide quality general family dental and cosmetic procedures services. We can direct all your entire family’s dental needs. We are experts across all general dental procedures, from preventative cleanings and examinations to extractions, periodontal treatments, and restorations such as fillings and crowns. We are also skilled in a wide variety of cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and other procedures to restore and maintain your healthy and natural smile.
If you are interested in learning more about how dental bone grafting might help you, our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio has built a wonderful team offering quality dental services in an amazing relaxing environment.
Benefits of a Dental Bone Graft that are Unseen
There are some unseen benefits that are associated with having a bone grafting procedure performed, but the primary benefit is that it allows your team at 815 Dental Studio to restore your smile with the addition of dental implants. A successful bone graft will not contribute to improving the aesthetic appearance of your restoration solution, such as a dental implant, a crown, or dentures, but it will improve the overall functionality. By restoring the structural integrity, bone mass, and density, you will dramatically decrease the likelihood of atrophy developing. This will also maintain your healthy facial features and jaw strength.
The Dental Bone Grafting Procedure
The dental bone grafting procedure usually focuses on using a powder-like material to augment and grow new bone. Once a local anesthetic is administered to numb the immediate area, a small incision is made in the gums to allow access to the jawbone. The grafting material is gently placed next to the bone. Before the incision is closed with sutures, a patch is added that stimulates and promotes growth. Healing begins immediately. After a brief healing period, usually a couple of months, we will evaluate to be sure that the graft is stable and secure.
Once 815 Dental Studio is confident the graft has bonded to the jawbone, we will proceed with the process of placing the dental implant.
The material used for your dental bone graft will depend on your situation. The best results could come from using your own bone for the graft. Depending on the amount needed, we can retrieve it from within your mouth. In most cases, however, synthetic material, or especially prepared, bleached of any DNA, material from cadaver donors can be used for the graft.
Dental Bone Grafting Success
Dental bone grafts are minimally invasive and have a high success rate. This procedure is a process that is used to replace missing bone mass to remedy bone loss or bone fracture from tooth extractions or gum disease. Bone grafts can be beneficial to people who have had teeth missing for many years. The procedure is intended to restore the bone to its previous density and shape.
Even though dental bone grafting is becoming more popular, you should keep in mind that it is still minor surgery, and success is not guaranteed. Please reach out to us at 815 Dental Studio to discuss any questions you have regarding dental bone grafting.
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Experts in general dentistry, from cleanings and checkups to extractions, periodontal treatments, and fillings, we are also highly trained in cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays onlays, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, clear aligners, and other ways to give you straight white teeth.
Dental Bone Grafting Aftercare
After your dental bone grafting procedure, it is critical to avoid touching the surgical site, and to avoid any vigorous brushing or rinsing. We may include antibiotics and medication to help reduce the chance of any infection and to minimize any discomfort. The healing process will take 7 to 10 days. Some minor swelling is normal following your procedure. If you experience any swelling, place ice packs on your cheek for a 10-minute period with a 20-minute break in between. This will usually make the swelling subside.
The most important thing you can do following your dental bone grafting procedure is to continue to practice your good oral hygiene habits. Always brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time and then floss daily. You can also ask us at 815 Dental Studio about an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
Along with these important at-home care exercises, the next best thing you can do is to complement your efforts by scheduling regular checkups every six months. During these routine checkups, we will conduct proper cleanings and monitor your oral health, identifying issues before they have a chance to develop. By maintaining these habits, you will go a long way in preventing further issues from developing.
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Your satisfaction starts with our skills and services, and we offer results with advanced, innovative technology and quality clinical care. Your comfort and trust in our team and our efforts is preeminent.
This is why we put the emphasis on a staff of highly capable, energetic, and genuinely nice people. A happy team creates happy patients.
Besides serving as the leading cosmetic dental practice in Northern Illinois, restoring smiles with implants, Invisalign, veneers, and whitening, we provide general oral healthcare services to local families and patients.
We are an energetic and dynamic team, constantly expanding on our knowledge, our skills, and our dental technology to better serve you. Call us today about the possible bone grafting benefits for you. Our phone number is 815-229-1110, and you can find us at 1574 South Bell Road, Cherry Valley, IL, 61016. 815 Dental Studio is a team that you will look forward to visiting for your 6-month checkups. Each member of our team is proud to be caring, thoughtful, and kind.