If you are looking for a permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants are an excellent option. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants due to the lack of bone structure to support them. That's where bone grafting comes in. At Korb & Taylor, Oral Surgery in Suwanee, GA, we offer bone grafting procedures to help our patients achieve the necessary bone density for successful dental implant placement.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves adding bone material to the jawbone to increase its density and volume. The bone material used can come from a variety of sources, including synthetic materials, bone from other parts of the body, or donated bone tissue.
Bone grafting is often necessary for patients who have experienced bone loss in their jaw due to tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma. Without enough bone structure to support a dental implant, the implant may not be successful, leading to further oral health issues.
During the procedure, your oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gum tissue to access the jawbone. The bone material will then be added to the jawbone, and the incision will be closed. Over time, the added bone material will fuse with your natural jawbone, creating a stronger and denser foundation for dental implant placement.
After a bone grafting procedure, it is important to follow your oral surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully. You may experience some swelling, discomfort, and mild bleeding for the first few days, but these symptoms should subside over time. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, avoid smoking and tobacco use, and eat a soft diet during the recovery period.
If you are considering dental implants but have insufficient bone structure, bone grafting may be the solution you need. Contact Korb & Taylor Oral Surgery in Suwanee, GA, to learn more about bone grafting and how it can benefit you.