What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a very common procedure we use to restore the structural integrity of your jaw. It is a fairly straightforward treatment option and is commonly paired with other procedures such as tooth extractions and dental implants.
When patients have missing teeth, bone loss can occur. The empty area left behind by missing teeth can deteriorate over time, causing your jaw to weaken. The great news is that bone loss is extremely treatable with bone grafting, and our team at Optima Dental is here to help you every step of the way.
Is Bone Grafting Painful?
During the procedure, patients should feel little to no pain. Bone grafting is considered a routine procedure and most patients report only mild discomfort following the procedure. If you are feeling anxious about getting a bone graft, you are not alone. Ask Dr. Houenou about safe and effective sedation dentistry. Our goal is to help you feel completely relaxed in a stress-free, comfortable environment.
How Long Does It Take?
Typically, a bone grafting procedure takes about an hour. That said, no two patients are the same. The procedure length and healing time depend on a variety of factors. It usually takes between three to six months to completely heal. During your consultation with Dr. Houenou, our team can help build a timeline and a specialized treatment plan that’s unique to you.
Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?
Bone grafts are important in order to maintain the strength of your jaw. When teeth are extracted, it leaves behind an empty pocket that needs to be filled to ensure that neighboring teeth don’t shift and that your jaw bone in that area doesn’t deteriorate.
Dental implants are one of the best tooth loss solutions available and are often paired with bone grafting treatments. To ensure your dental implants are successful, we use supplemental care, including bone grafting, to prepare the implant site. This maximizes implant success by providing the support dental implants need to last a lifetime.
What is the Cost of a Bone Graft?
At Optima Dental we believe everyone has the potential for a stunning, new smile. No two treatment plans are the same and we work hard to ensure you get the quality care that you deserve. Dr. Houenou is delighted to answer any questions you have about the cost and financing of your restorative treatment.
Restore Your Smile Today
The path to your ideal smile starts with your consultation with Dr. Houenou. Whether you need a tooth extracted or you’re preparing for dental implants, bone grafting is a simple and effective solution that restores the natural strength of your jaw. Schedule a visit to our Lawrenceville office to learn more about this restorative procedure and how it can help transform your smile.