Everybody loses bone tissue after tooth loss and the amount lost varies by individual. If you have a missing tooth and lose a significant amount of bone, there may not be enough available to support dental implants. Dr. Vivek Amin and Dr. Tamara Strouth may recommend a bone graft as part of the dental implant surgery treatment process. We can build up the bone tissue with high quality grafting material so that a dental implant can be placed securely into the jaw.
Bone grafting material can be sourced from the patient, a cadaver or an animal donor. The three main types of bone grafts are:
We offer sedation dentistry options to make any type of surgery or advanced dental procedure that much more comfortable. We work closely with board certified oral surgeons to administer IV sedation to patients that need it. If you are undergoing a bone graft and dental implant surgery, we may recommend IV sedation, oral sedation or other options such as nitrous oxide. You can rest assured that our staff will do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
I used to have to take medication to go to the dentist I was petrified when I was younger. I had multiple bad experiences where I screamed and cried the whole time – I have a great fear of dentists. Since I’ve been coming here, I’ve even gone as far as falling asleep in the chair when they were doing a root canal! I didn’t go to the dentist for years, because I was so scared of them. I would highly recommend Dr. Strouth & Amin for any type of dental surgery or anything.
After bone grafting, the area will need to heal for approximately six to nine months before placing the dental implant. We recommend a soft diet at the beginning stages of the healing process to prevent damage to the area.
You can learn more about the bone graft procedure during your consultation with Dr. Amin or Dr. Strouth. Call us today for your appointment.