Smile Lake Anna provides bone grafting in Spotsylvania, VA for our patients who have suffered bone loss due to tooth loss or periodontal disease. This surgical procedure restores the bone tissue in the jaw in order to provide a strong base for your teeth.
When the structure of the jaw bone has been compromised due to dental decay, tooth loss, or bone deterioration, the jaw bone that supports the tooth begins to reabsorb. Bone grafting replaces the missing bone with a piece of bone from another part of your body or from a bone bank donor. Artificial bone material can also be used
The bone grafting material strengthens the surrounding native bone in order to provide a strong base to support the teeth and preserve facial structure.
You may need a bone graft if:
There are many benefits to the bone grafting procedure.
If our dentist determines that you need a bone graft, you will have a consultation appointment to determine the type of graft you need and build a treatment plan.
On the day of your dental surgery, the dentist will use local anesthesia and make an incision at the surgical site to remove the surrounding tissue and expose the underlying bone. Then, Dr. Clark will take a small portion of the replacement bone and secure it in the affected area. Finally, he’ll close the surgical site with sutures and give you instructions on post-operative care.
Bone healing requires time, and recovery ranges from several weeks to a few months. During your recovery, you should follow all post-operative instructions. You should avoid applying pressure to the affected site, including touching the area or pushing down with your tongue. If you experience any discomfort in the days following your procedure, you can take over-the-counter pain medication.
Your oral surgeon may create your dental bone graft from either natural bone or synthetic bone graft material. The majority of bone grafts are done with autogenous bone, or bone taken from the patient's own body.
Dr. Clark is highly-skilled in bone reconstruction and will ensure you have a positive experience for all of your dental procedures. Contact us today to find out more about our oral surgery procedures.