Bone grafting is a minor surgical treatment that is offered by most dental offices. Our team at Mi Casa Dental recommends that you schedule an appointment for an initial consultation.
Bone grafting is commonly done in dental offices and is used to accomplish a number of dental goals:
Gum disease can result in loosening teeth and tooth loss. Bone grafting is an effective way to save your natural teeth. Bone grafting helps regenerate the surrounding bone that holds the tooth. Enhanced bone support helps holds the teeth in place.
Modern dental techniques involve depositing bone grafting material into the tooth socket after extraction is complete. The process helps regenerate bone in the socket, which makes it easier to get an implant later on if you wish.
Dental implants are durable, high quality, and lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. They are titanium screws that are surgically embedded in the jawbone to which the dentist will attach crowns once the jaw has healed.
However, dental implants require a high volume of bone density for successful results. If you lack adequate jawbone, your dentist in Houston, TX, may suggest getting bone grafting beforehand.
Bone grafting involves making a small incision in the gums before grafting the bone. We use a range of safe, effective, and personalized sedation options, including topical, oral, and intravenous sedation.
Generally speaking, oral sedation works well for most patients. We may administer conscious sedation for patients who need a higher level of relaxation. You can be confident that we perform a detailed evaluation and a medical exam before any surgical procedure.
The incision in the gum may lead to slight soreness after the procedure, but this is easily manageable with over-the-counter painkillers and ice therapy. Your body then works to replenish the bone in the area naturally to reverse the bone loss.
For any queries regarding bone grafting in Houston, TX, please call our team at Mi Casa Dental today.