If you have gum disease and jawbone loss because of it, bone grafting can restore the affected bone and your oral health. At Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, California, the highly skilled experts offer bone grafting to reduce the risk of permanent tooth loss. Bone grafting also makes it possible for you to receive artificial teeth. Call the office to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.
Bone grafting is a procedure available at Dental Studio of Pasadena that replaces jawbone tissue lost to aging, gum disease, or other oral health problems. Teeth require a solid structural support, so having a weak or too little jawbone puts you at risk of loose or missing permanent teeth.
You might receive grafts (bone tissues) from other parts of your body, donated tissues, or artificial bone.
The main benefit of bone grafting is strengthening your teeth’s support system. Bone grafting lowers your risk of permanent tooth loss and other oral health problems. It’s a highly effective treatment that prepares you to receive dental implants. The Dental Studio of Pasadena experts are highly trained in bone grafting and dental implant placement.
To determine if you’re a candidate for bone grafting, the Dental Studio of Pasadena team reviews your oral health history and asks about your lifestyle, symptoms, and desired results. They take dental X-rays to get an in-depth view of your jawbone. Your provider then tailors a bone grafting treatment that’s best for you.
Before the procedure, your Dental Studio of Pasadena provider numbs the treatment area. They offer a sedative to relax you during treatment. They then insert bone grafting materials into your existing jawbone to stimulate new bone growth.
If you’ve received a sedative during a bone graft procedure, have a family member or friend drive you home afterward.
After you undergo bone grafting, the treatment site might be tender during the healing process. Get plenty of rest and take medication as directed by the Dental Studio of Pasadena team. Complete healing, including new bone growth, can take several months or longer.
When the treated bone heals and strengthens, your provider might recommend you receive dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth. The implants are metal posts that anchor bridges, crowns, and dentures.
Call the Dental Studio of Pasadena office today or schedule an appointment online to find out if you need bone grafting.