Your jawbone is composed of living tissue and plays a vital role in supporting the ecosystem of a healthy mouth and smile. It helps you perform many daily functions that you might take for granted including, speaking, biting, chewing, talking, and yawning, and it plays a vital role in supporting your teeth.
When you need to replace a missing tooth and bolster your jawbone health, our trained dentists at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry can perform a bone graft with expert precision. Call our office in Suwanee, GA, today to schedule a consultation!
We frequently perform bone grafts, especially for our dental implants patients. You might be a good candidate for a bone graft for one of the following reasons:
Tooth Loss: Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, requiring a graft for structural support.
Dental Implant Preparation: Bone grafts provide the necessary support and stability your jawbone needs for dental implants.
Bone Loss or Deterioration: Conditions like periodontal disease can cause jawbone deterioration, necessitating a graft.
Facial Trauma: Injuries to the face may result in bone loss that needs to be addressed with grafting.
Developmental Defects: Some individuals have congenital or developmental defects in their jawbone that require correction.
Orthodontic Treatments: In some cases, bone grafts are needed to provide adequate bone structure for orthodontic treatments.
In order to determine if you are a good candidate for a bone graft you will need to visit our office.
Schedule an appointment today! Our dentists will take x-rays and examine your teeth. The x-rays that we take will help us identify bone loss and make a determination about where additional bone is needed. If you decide you can benefit from bone grafting, we will put together a treatment plan that meets your needs.
If you are missing teeth, your jawbone will lack the necessary stimulation that it needs, causing it to recede. Jawbone loss can cause a snowball effect, resulting in additional bone and tooth loss, a sunken appearance, and poor oral health. Bone graft procedures are an effective procedure that replace the missing portion of your jawbone so that you can have a healthier smile.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are inserted into your jawbone. In order to be placed and succeed a dental implant requires an appropriate level of bone. It is very common for patients who are considering dental implants to require a bone graft, and there are many benefits that affect the long-term health of your smile.
A bone graft before your dental implant procedure comes with the following benefits:
Adds bone density and volume for the implant procedure| A bone graft procedure will provide you with the appropriate level of supporting jawbone for your dental implant to be successful.
Ensures longevity of a dental implant | A dental implant requires the support of a healthy jawbone. Your jawbone will hold your dental implant securely in place so that you can perform all of life’s daily activities that require your smile. Over a period of time, your dental implant will fuse with your jawbone and you will enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy tooth.
Supports your surrounding teeth after the dental implant procedure | Your surrounding jawbone and teeth also require the support of your bone graft to remain healthy.
Not sure if you require a bone graft? Give our office a call and schedule an appointment.
How Does a Dental Bone Grafting Procedure Work?
The bone grafting procedure requires multiple steps:
During your consultation we will work together to determine the type of bone material that is right for you.
Before you come in for your procedure we will administer a dental sedative to keep you relaxed and comfortable for the duration of your procedure.
Next, we will place the bone material and apply a bone growth factor to support the integration of the new bone.
It will take time for the bone to heal and fuse with your surrounding jawbone. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to help you properly recover and maintain your oral health.
How Much Does a Bone Graft Cost?
There are a variety of factors that affect the cost of a dental implant including the portion of the jawbone replaced, the materials used, and time. In order to provide a specific answer, we will need to examine your mouth, take x-rays, and put together a treatment plan.
For a Stronger Jawline and a Better Dental Implant Foundation, Call Our Team Today!
Remember that a healthy smile requires a healthy jawbone. Our dentists can perform a bone graft procedure to help strengthen your jawbone and provide a proper foundation for your smile. Call our team at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry in Suwanee to schedule a consultation today!