Healthy jawbones underlie healthy teeth and gums. For some, though, their jawbones may need a little help. Bone grafting is a common treatment, helping to restore jawbone health and improve the integrity of the mouth. The team at SEDA Dental in Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Pinecrest, and North Miami Beach, Florida, has extensive experience with bone grafting. Call or book online today to schedule your first appointment!
When you think about your oral health, you may first think of the health of your teeth and gums. While these are important aspects of oral health, your jawbone underlies the strength, integrity, shape, and health of your teeth and mouth. When the health of your jawbone becomes compromised, many problems can develop. Jawbone health can decline due to many reasons, including facial trauma and tooth loss.
When this happens, it is important to build up and strengthen the jawbone. Bone grafting is a process that involves restoring your jawbone health in order to prepare the bone to be strong enough to receive a dental implant. The team at SEDA Dental will walk you through the process from start to finish, taking the time to answer all of your questions, ensuring your comfort, and working to achieve the best results.
A bone graft involves placing a piece of bone into the area of your jawbone that needs strengthening. This outside bone can come from another part of your body, another person, an animal, or a synthetic source. Over time, the new bone attaches firmly to your jawbone, improving the shape, structure, and strength of your jaw. The team at SEDA Dental will work with you to determine which option is right for you.
During the treatment, your dentist numbs the treatment area and provides sedation in order to ensure your comfort. The team will make an incision in your gums and place the bone, along with protein and collagen, into the correct place. Following the placement, they suture the incision shut.
As with any surgery, you will experience some pain afterward. This can be managed with pain, medication, however, and will dissipate as healing occurs. The whole process may take several months, as the implanted bone needs some time to fuse to your existing jawbone.
To learn more about bone graft surgery and whether it can help restore the integrity of your jawbone, call or book online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at SEDA Dental.