bone grafting

When a person’s jawbone experiences deterioration, bone grafting procedures can be used to restore the bone’s structure. Such deterioration can be caused by a number of factors, including untreated tooth loss and advanced cases of gum disease. In many cases, bone grafting procedures are used to restore the health of a person’s jawbone so that dental implants can be installed later.

Bone grafting procedures work by supplementing the damaged jawbone with special proteins and bone-like materials. This is done to encourage new bone growth and to strengthen the jawbone over time. While bone grafts are generally very effective in improving the health of a person’s deteriorated jawbone, it can take several months for the jawbone to fully heal.

In the past, it was necessary to harvest bone material from another part of the body when conducting a bone graft, but thanks to advances in technology, it is now possible to use artificial bone-like substances instead. This makes bone grafting procedures today significantly less invasive and much quicker than they were previously; however, every bone grafting procedure is different, and the exact recovery time can vary depending upon the severity of the procedure. In some cases, it may take up to six months before a person’s repaired jawbone is able to properly support dental implants.

Our dental experts strongly encourage patients to maintain proper oral care practices in order to prevent the need for a bone grafting procedure later in life. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice every day and visiting our practice twice every year for a checkup. Additionally, any patient who is suffering from gum disease should seek specialized treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent the condition from spreading to their jawbone.

If you or a loved one requires a bone grafting procedure to repair a damaged jawbone, please call our office at (813) 333-5277 to schedule an appointment.


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