Before getting your dental implants, you may require a bone graft procedure to prepare your teeth properly. Bone grafting can strengthen your jaw or alveolar bone — the bone that anchors your teeth. At Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Danbury, Southbury, and Ridgefield, Connecticut, dental implant specialists Roger Badwal, DMD, MD, and Anthony Camillo, DMD, may recommend bone graft surgery to ensure patients are ready for any dental restorations. Call Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today or book an appointment online to find out if bone grafting is right for you.
Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure that adds density and volume to areas of your jaw or alveolar bone (where bone loss has occurred). Once placed, the graft encourages circulation and the production of new and healthy bone tissue.
After your bone finishes healing, the team at Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons can replace missing or damaged teeth with restorations like crowns, fixed bridges, or dental implants.
The team at Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons might recommend bone grafting if you’re preparing to:
After a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and a series of digital oral X-rays, the team can determine if you qualify.
Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offers several types of dental bone grafting, including:
If you need to have a tooth extracted, socket preservation fills the space where your tooth used to be, preventing the sides from collapsing.
Missing permanent teeth causes your jaw bone to weaken over time. If you’re missing several teeth, the team may recommend ridge augmentation to increase the width and volume of your jaw bone. Ridge augmentation provides a stable foundation for dental implants or other restorations.
If you’re missing teeth at the upper back of your mouth and want dental implants, the team may recommend a sinus lift to increase the width and volume of your upper jaw so that the dental implants don’t pierce your sinus membrane.
If you have gum disease that damages your alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth), you may need a periodontal bone graft. It adds volume to your alveolar bone, preventing your teeth from shifting out of position and improving your oral health.
You might have to undergo a prerequisite procedure before bone grafting, depending on your age and oral health history. There are various procedures that can help prepare your mouth to receive a bone graft, including:
Call Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today or book an appointment online to learn more about bone grafting..