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Bone Grafting Charlotte NC

The jawbone weakens when you have missing teeth. The jawbone will, in most cases, if you have missing teeth for a longer period of time deteriorate, making dental implant procedures unsuitable.

At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we are experts in bone grafting. We have a team who can grow bone wherever needed. Our staff can restore the functionality and aesthetic of your teeth and smile.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a unique technique that helps increase the bone in the jaw to ensure proper dental implant positioning. For a dental implant procedure to be successful, you must have enough bone at the implant site to aid teeth restoration, appearance, and dental implant maintenance.

There are different dental bone grafting methods. The method will depend on the anatomy of the area, the amount of bone grafting needed, and our dentists' recommendations.

What are the Different Types of Bone Grafts?

There are four main types of dental bone grafts. They include:

Socket Preservation

Also referred to as ridge preservation, this is a bone graft placed in the socket after tooth extraction. It helps fill the void left by the missing tooth and helps prevent socket sides from caving inwards.

Ridge Augmentation

The supporting jawbone of missing teeth over time will get thinner. Performing ridge augmentation will help increase the volume and width of the jawbone. With this, it can provide a stable foundation for dental implants or any other therapeutic option you use.

Sinus Lift

Maxillary sinuses sit above the upper back part of the teeth. When the upper back teeth are unavailable, sinuses can easily drop down, invading the space tooth roots occupy. In such a case, our professional dentists will not place dental implants since they will penetrate the sinus membrane. Instead, they will perform a sinus lift. A sinus lift will help raise the sinus to its rightful position. After that, the bone graft will be placed below the sinus to create a solid foundation for a dental implant.

Periodontal Bone Graft

Gum disease can erode the jawbone, which can, in turn, cause the teeth to become loose. The periodontal bone graft will be placed around the tooth reducing its mobility and offering extra support.

All of our dentists are conversant with the different types of bone grafts. We have invested in modern technology, and all of our bone graft equipment is well maintained to ensure a smooth and successful bone grafting procedure.

Bone Grafting Procedure

Our dentist will first carry out a dental examination to check the extent of damage to your gums, teeth, and jawbone. An x-ray will be performed to help reveal the extent of bone loss. After that, the dentist will recommend the right treatment option and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Our dentist will then numb the area using a local anesthetic. A small incision will then be made in the gums. The gum tissue will be moved back to make the jawbone visible. The dentist will clean the area before adding bone grafting material to fix the defect.

Benefits of Dental Bone Grafting

There are different reasons why our dentists will recommend bone grafting. Here are some of the advantages that come with dental bone grafting.

Dental bone grafting helps in restoring the damaged bones in your oral cavity. It is a common procedure for patients with periodontal bone loss and gum disease. When the bones under the teeth weaken, the teeth in the gums weaken. When this happens, bone grafting has to be done to help restore the weak or damaged bones.

There are individuals with facial deformities which can be fixed through bone grafts. Performing cosmetic modification will ensure patients regain confidence and their aesthetic appearance.

Bone grafts help in providing support for dental structures and implants. Before dental implant installation, one needs a strong jaw. When you have a weak jawbone, it must first be fortified to ensure it can support dental implants. Our dentists will provide children and adults with the best bone graft procedure to help restore their aesthetic look and dental structure.

Am I a Bone Graft Candidate?

People with bone loss in their jaw will require a bone graft procedure. However, the procedure will suit you if you are undergoing a tooth extraction, planning to replace a missing tooth through a dental implant, considering rebuilding the jaw before getting dentures, or having bone loss due to gum disease.

Is a Bone Graft Procedure Painful?

A bone graft is a predictable and routine procedure. Our dentists will always numb the area before they begin a bone grafting procedure. Numbing the area will prevent the patient from experiencing pain during the procedure. It is usual for patients to experience some bruising, swelling, bleeding, and mild discomfort, especially when the anesthesia wears off. However, they will disappear after some time.

Our dentists will prescribe antibiotics to help prevent infection. If pain persists, we will offer appropriate medications. You can manage these side effects by taking pain relievers our dentists will issue to you after the completion of the procedure.

What is the Success Rate of Bone Grafting Procedures?

The bone grafting procedure is a very successful procedure for purposes of dental implant installation. However, there are rare cases when a bone graft procedure can fail to perform as intended. Just like in organ transplants, bone grafts can sometimes be rejected. Bone grafting can also fail in patients with certain medical conditions, such as cigarette smokers exhibiting high bone graft procedure failure.

How Long is Recovery After Receiving a Bone Graft?

Different factors influence the bone grafting recovery period. Some factors include the patient's overall health, age, and type of bone grafting performed. Patients will usually recover from bone grafting in four to 12 months.

You can count on Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery for your bone grafting needs. Our experienced surgeons will guide you, ensuring a safe and effective operation. We have invested in high-quality and modern equipment that guarantees our clients efficient, fast, and secure bone grafting procedures. Contact us at (980) 332-7990 to schedule a consultation.

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Charlotte, NC 28210


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Gastonia, NC 28054

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Charlotte, NC 28273

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