If you've been missing teeth for a substantial amount of time, you've likely suffered from bone loss in the jaw.
In order to receive dental implants, many patients require bone grafting surgery to rebuild the missing bone structure.
The dentists at Smile Designer of Leesburg can perform this surgery, helping patients in Leesburg, VA, restore their oral health...
What Is Bone Grafting?
Strengthen the JawBone grafting is an oral surgery that adds tissue to a patient's jawbone. It's a common procedure for people who've experienced significant bone loss.
Prepare for Dental ImplantsDental implants can only be placed if there is sufficient bone density in the jaw. Bone grafts encourage new tissue growth to ensure successful implant treatment.
Common Types of Bone Graft Materials
Allografts are grafts that are harvested from cadavers and stored in tissue banks. Rest assured that allografts are carefully sterilized and completely safe for use.
Autografts refer to a patient's own bone taken from another part of their body. Your surgeon will determine the ideal donor site from which to harvest bone.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, surgeons can use synthetic bone graft materials when either allografts or autografts are not viable options.
The Autograft Procedure
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The Bone Grafting Procedure A Step-by-Step Look
Our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Han, will recommend the best material and technique for your unique needs.
Placing Dental Implants How Long Will I Have to Wait?
It will take a few months for the bone graft to fully integrate with your jawbone. Only when this healing period is complete can we proceed with implant treatment. Keep in mind that the dental implant procedure requires several months to complete on top of the grafting process.