Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is essential for patients who have areas of bone loss around the jaw. Bone loss can often occur as a result of a variety of different conditions. From gum disease to having had extractions done, bone loss can cause your face to look sunken-in and make implants difficult or even impossible to place. Bone grafting can easily be done in our office when and if they are needed.
The most common reason for needing bone grafting is because you have areas of bone loss around your jaw. Gum disease is an incredibly common condition that can cause bone loss over time. Likewise, having teeth removed can eventually have an impact on the bone underneath. In either case, a bone grafting is essential if you're planning on having implants placed or wearing a denture.
To determine if you might need bone grafting done, we will conduct both an exam and take x-rays. The x-rays can help alert us if there are areas of bone loss around the jaw and if so, the best way to go about placing the new bone material. We will consult with you to determine the best course of action when placing the bone and having the procedure done in our office.
The first step is to consult with you and determine what type of bone material is right for your needs. We will then administer a sedative of your choice and make an incision through the gums. The bone material is placed and a bone growth factor is applied to the area to help the bone blend well with the surrounding material. Once the bone has healed and fused with its surrounding area, we will schedule you to come in for an implant or to have a new denture made. Bone grafting surgeries are easy, quick and help to improve the look of your smile.
If you think you might benefit from bone grafting, call our office today and we will be more than happy to further assist you in answering your questions.
General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients. It is geared specifically to each individual patient, so your treatment will be different from another person coming in for care. We offer a wide range of different general dental procedures that can benefit your oral health.
General dentistry has many different purposes. For one, it helps to restore oral functioning so that it's easier for you to eat and chew. Many procedures help to eliminate pain and problems associated with one or more teeth. Another reason for why general dentistry is so important is because it corrects cosmetic issues that you might be experiencing concerning your smile.
Everyone is a candidate for general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you and your family need in a relaxed and modern environment. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and specify care according to what they require. General dentistry can even help in providing preventative care approaches to protect your teeth
We begin our time with patients with a cleaning and examination. This allows us to get to know the patient and create a treatment plan that is specific to them. Care is administered on an individual basis, and we always take your budgeting needs into consideration when planning out treatment for you. With the help of a complete consultation, we can get a feel for what your smile needs in order for it to look its absolute best. Some of the most common procedures you can expect with general dentistry include:
If you are ready to come into our office for a dental appointment, call us today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.