What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is done to increase the amount of bone in a certain area of your mouth. With excessive gum disease, tooth loss, or decay in your mouth, your jaw bone will start to deteriorate. When your jaw bone deteriorates, your face muscles will start to sag and lose their function. This can cause several oral problems, as your jaw will not be able to support dental implants, crowns, or bridges.
When needing any cosmetic or restorative dentistry performed, there needs to be sufficient bone mass for the work to be done. Otherwise, the work done will not last and it could lead to serious oral issues. Bone grafting will restore your mouth to full functionality and allow you to get cosmetic dentistry that will boost your self-esteem.
Bone Grafting Procedure
When you express interest in bone grafting, or it is recommended to you by your doctor, we want to give you full transparency on the procedure. To begin the graft, we will locate the different parts of the bone that are in need of repair and the parts of your jaw where the bone is healthy and strong. The doctor will surgically take from the healthy part of your jaw and cement it to the deteriorated portion. The two parts, the healthy and the deteriorated part, will be fused together to create a strong and sturdy jaw bone.
After a bone graft, you can expect some sensitivity and swelling in your mouth. Any pain that is felt can be relieved with a prescription from your doctor. The first couple of days it is recommended that you only eat soft foods and avoid anything too hot or too cold. Once your mouth has healed, you will qualify for all kinds of cosmetic surgeries, even dental implants.
Here at Centennial Periodontics and Implants, we offer bone grafting to help you on the path to a perfect smile. If you are new to Centennial, Colorado, or are an existing resident and are interested in bone grafting, we invite you to come into our office for a consultation. We are excited to serve you and help restore your smile!