Bone Grafting

As extensive as a bone grafting dental procedure sounds, it is actually a minor oral surgery procedure that can be conducted in-office. At Epic Smiles, our dentists are trained to perform this slightly invasive procedure in order to help patients with bone regression.

The most common reason for bone grafting is due to a broken or missing tooth or periodontal disease. If a tooth is missing or the area is suffering from gum disease, the jawbone begins to recede, which is why it is very important to address the area in a timely manner in order to stave off bone recession.

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Bone Grafting

As extensive as a bone grafting dental procedure sounds, it is actually a minor oral surgery procedure that can be conducted in-office. At Epic Smiles, our dentists are trained to perform this slightly invasive procedure in order to help patients with bone regression.

The most common reason for bone grafting is due to a broken or missing tooth or periodontal disease. If a tooth is missing or the area is suffering from gum disease, the jawbone begins to recede, which is why it is very important to address the area in a timely manner in order to stave off bone recession.

How Bone Grafting Works

The material for a bone graft can come from another part of the human body, a cadaver, or via synthetic material, like granules, powder or a putty-like substance. It always depends on the patient’s preference since one of the methods of bone grafting requires using bone in the jaw or other part of the body. Regardless of which method the patient chooses, our bone grafting methods are highly successful ensuring that the affected area can maintain its health and bone density.

Our dentist will place the new bone or substance in the place where bone is missing. The healing process for the bone graft typically takes several months. Once the area has completely healed, a separate dental procedure can be performed in the area.

Dental Procedures After a Bone Graft

The most common reason for a bone graft is because of some type of damage to a tooth. This can be from an accident, tooth decay, or trauma. These aforementioned reasons commonly lead to the need for a dental implant.

A bone graft is often necessary because tooth decay or an accident that forces the tooth out of its place can cause bone to go missing too. After a bone grafting area has completely healed, our Conroe dentist will address the area and place the titanium implant into the area. The bone will then grow around the metallic post, securing it into place. In order for the dental implant to remain in place, there must be enough bone.

Aside from a dental implant, sometimes age or periodontal disease causes a regression in the jawbone. When there is not enough bone density around the teeth, this can create a weak foundation for teeth. A bone grafting procedure can ensure there is enough bone to protect the durability and stability of teeth.

Do You Need a Bone Grafting Procedure?

At Epic Smiles in Conroe, our dentists and dental staff are here to provide you with the proper dental procedure to make certain you maintain great oral health. One of those procedures is bone grafting. Contact our dental clinic today and schedule your dental appointment to check jawbone’s density and see if a bone graft would be best for you.