Enhancing Dental Implant Success with Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a key procedure in restorative dentistry at H-Town Star Family Dentistry. It involves adding bone tissue to your jawbone to strengthen it for dental implants or other restorative procedures.

Bone Grafting

What Is Bone Grafting and Why Is It Needed?

Bone grafting is performed to:

  • Rebuild bone loss in the jaw, often due to tooth loss, periodontal disease, or injury.
  • Provide sufficient bone density and volume for the successful placement of dental implants.
  • Improve the facial structure affected by bone loss.

What Types of Bone Grafting Procedures Are There?

Common types of bone grafting include:

  • Autograft: Bone taken from another part of the patient's body.
  • Allograft: Bone sourced from a human donor.
  • Xenograft: Bone grafts from another species, typically bovine.
  • Synthetic bone grafts: Biocompatible, synthetic materials.

What Can Patients Expect During and After a Bone Grafting Procedure?

During and after a bone grafting procedure, patients can expect:

  • Local anesthesia or sedation for comfort.
  • The grafting material being placed in the targeted area.
  • A healing period, during which the graft will integrate with the existing bone.
  • Follow-up appointments to monitor the success of the graft and plan further treatment, if necessary.

Restore Your Dental Health with Bone Grafting

If you're considering dental implants or need to address bone loss in your jaw, bone grafting may be an essential step. Contact H-Town Star Family Dentistry to learn more about our bone grafting procedures and how they can benefit you.