the entire team at missouri river dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other

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.

meet Dr. Timothy Anderson
meet Dr. Timothy Anderson

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MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I believe in comprehensive, quality oral health care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each patient while still meeting their dental needs, wishes and expectations.”

meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle
meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle

dr. schuetzle
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I view my professional success as earning the trust of each individual patient and will work to build this by focusing on clinical thoroughness, comfort, and education so they can make the best informed decision.”

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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.

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Changing the Dental Experience Norm
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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.

implantology
Dental implants are
replacement artificial teeth

Fifty million Americans experience tooth-loss every year. Traditional dentures have long been the best solution, but there have been recent innovations with different varieties of dental implants that are creating more options.

dental implants help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone density and save your jawbone from atrophy
dental implants help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone density and save your jawbone from atrophy

digital cosmetic dentistry
focuses on improving the visual appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile

Continued technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than in the past.

implant supported dentures are becoming a popular restoration that combines two prior solutions into one successful option.
implant supported dentures are becoming a popular restoration that combines two prior solutions into one successful option.

Laser Dentistry
use of specifically designed lasers to treat several different dental conditions

Laser energy ablates the tissue painlessly and allows Missouri River Dental to target tissue precisely without causing any excessive bleeding. The laser cauterizes as it cuts, reducing bleeding and sterilizing the area as it works.

the entire team at missouri river dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other
the entire team at missouri river dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other

Single Visit Dentistry
no temporaries, no second appointment, no compromises

The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our guest.

while it might take several weeks to receive a traditional dental crown, a cerec crown uses cad/cam, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, to create your crown in just one single appointment.
while it might take several weeks to receive a traditional dental crown, a cerec crown uses cad/cam, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, to create your crown in just one single appointment.