With the addition of a dental bone graft, we now can replace bone where it is missing and encourage the ability to promote new bone growth in that location.
Dental Bone Grafting
Your jawbone will begin to atrophy after just six months once a tooth is lost. This will often leave a situation in which there is limited integrity, poor density, and lack of bone mass making it not suitable for the successful placement of a dental implant. In this condition you are not likely a candidate for the placement of a dental implant.
With the addition of a dental bone graft, we now can replace bone where it is missing and encourage the ability to promote new bone growth in that location. This now gives us the opportunity to place dental implants of correct length and width and it also gives us a chance to restore proper functionality as well as a healthy, aesthetic appearance.
The entire team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for your evaluation regarding the benefits of a dental bone grafting procedure for you. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.
The Benefits of a Dental Bone Graft
There are several unseen benefits that come with having a bone grafting procedure performed, but the primary benefit is that having a successful bone graft will allow Missouri River Dental to restore your smile with the addition of dental implants. A successful bone graft not only improves the aesthetic appearance of your restoration solution, such as dental implants, crowns, or dentures, but it will also improve their overall functionality. By restoring the structural integrity and bone mass, you will decrease the likelihood of atrophy developing and additional issues that result from loss of bone density.
Dental Bone Grafting Success
Although most patients find dental bone grafting results quite successful, that success is certainly not guaranteed. Your dental bone graft could fail and not develop if you develop an infection in your mouth. If this happens, we will consult with you about other options to treat the issue.
Even though dental bone grafting is becoming more popular, you should always keep in mind that it is still a serious undertaking. Please reach out to us at Missouri River Dental with any issues you would like to have addressed before you decide to proceed with the treatment.
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The Dental Bone Grafting Procedure
Usually, the dental bone grafting procedure focuses on using material to augment and grow new bone. After the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area, a small incision is made in your gums to gain access to the jawbone. The grafting material is now placed next to the bone. Before sutures close the incision, a patch is added that stimulates growth. Healing begins right after we complete the dental bone graft procedure. After a few months of growing new bone, we will evaluate it to be sure that the graft is stable and secure.
Once Missouri River Dental is confident the graft is strong and secure, we can proceed with the process of placing dental implants.
The material used for your dental bone graft will depend on your personal situation. The best results might come from using your own bone for the graft. Depending on the amount of bone needed, it can be taken from within your mouth. In most cases, especially prepared, bleached of any DNA, bone material from cadaver donors or synthetic material will be used for the graft.
Dental Bone Grafting Aftercare
After your dental bone graft procedure, it is crucial to avoid touching the surgical site, and to avoid any vigorous rinsing or brushing. We might include antibiotics and medication to help reduce the chance of infection and minimize any discomfort you could experience. You can expect the healing process to take 7 to 10 days. It is normal to experience some swelling following your procedure. If you do experience swelling, place ice packs on your cheek for 10-minute increments with a 20-minute break between. This type of care usually makes the swelling subside.
The most important thing you can do after your dental bone grafting is to continue to practice good oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth twice a day and for at least two minutes each time and to floss daily. You can speak with us at Missouri River Dental about an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
Along with these important at-home care practices, the best thing you can do to continue enjoying your healthy smile is to compliment your efforts by scheduling regular exams every six months. During these routine checkups, we can conduct proper cleanings and monitor your oral health, identifying and catching issues before they develop. By maintaining these habits, you will be preventing additional issues from developing.
Changing the Dental Experience Norm
One Patient at a Time
Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make your appointment online for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding the benefits of a dental bone grafting treatment for you. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.