Bone Grafts in Ridley Park

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What are Bone Grafts?

Bone grafts are a specialized dental procedure that helps to encourage bone growth in areas of the mouth where it is deficient. This treatment is often necessary for individuals who have suffered from periodontal disease, trauma, or other dental conditions that have resulted in bone loss. Bone grafts can be used to stabilize a weakened jaw, prepare the mouth for dental implants, or improve the aesthetics of the gum line. By using either synthetic materials, bone from another part of the patient's body, or bone from a donor, the graft encourages new bone growth and restoration, providing a solid foundation for further dental work.

The Bone Grafts Treatment Process

The bone grafting process involves the careful placement of grafting material into the areas of the mouth where bone is needed. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and can be completed in a single dental visit.

Consultation and Examination

The first step in the bone grafting process is a thorough consultation and examination with Ridley Park dentist Dr. Julia Winter at Kite & Key Dentistry. During this appointment, Dr. Winter will evaluate your oral health, discuss your dental history, and determine the extent of bone loss. This step often involves X-rays or other imaging techniques to get a clear view of your jaw structure. This comprehensive examination allows Dr. Winter to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

The Bone Graft Procedure

On the day of the procedure, the area will be numbed with local anesthesia for your comfort. Dr. Winter will then make a small incision in your gum to gain access to the underlying bone. The chosen grafting material—either synthetic, autogenous, or allograft—is then carefully placed onto the affected area. The goal of this step is to provide a scaffold that your body will use to rebuild and regenerate your own bone.

Healing and Recovery

Following the procedure, a period of healing and recovery is necessary. This timeframe allows the grafting material to fuse with your existing bone and promote new bone growth. Post-operative instructions will be provided, and follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress.

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The Benefits of Bone Grafts

Bone grafts offer several significant benefits, particularly for patients who have experienced bone loss in their jaws.

Preparation for Dental Implants

One of the primary benefits of bone grafts is that they can prepare your mouth for the placement of dental implants. Dental implants require a certain amount of healthy bone for secure placement and long-term success. If you've lost bone due to periodontal disease or tooth extraction, a bone graft can help to rebuild the necessary bone volume.

Preservation of Facial Structure

Bone loss in the jaw can lead to a change in facial structure, often resulting in a prematurely aged appearance. Bone grafts can help to preserve and restore your natural facial structure by replacing lost bone and providing support for your facial tissues.

Improved Oral Health

Finally, bone grafts can significantly improve your overall oral health. By addressing bone loss, this procedure can help to prevent further dental issues, support your remaining natural teeth, and enhance your ability to chew and speak properly.

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