Some people do not posses enough healthy natural bone structure required to support dental implants. This insufficiency could be due to the following reasons:
- Wearing dentures for a long time
- Gum disease
- An injury or trauma to the face
- Spaces left in the mouth after removal of teeth
- Dental procedures in which efforts were not made towards restoration of natural bone
- Tooth development defects
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves building or adding bone to the jaw either by making use of natural bone taken from another location or by using synthetic bone material.
At Center One Dental, grafting is performed by dental experts at our Canonsburg, PA clinic using local anesthesia, and sometimes with sedation to get rid of anxiety and discomfort. After the procedure, antibiotics and pain medications are prescribed. You may be asked to rinse your mouth with anti-bacterial mouthwash. Eating hard foods and putting pressure on the graft should be avoided in order to allow proper healing. You will be required to visit our office for follow-up appointments in order for us to ensure that the healing process is on the right track. Once the grafted bone has healed and fused, the area will be ready for placement of dental implants.
If you wish to get dental implants, schedule a consultation at Center One Dental in Canonsburg, PA, to know if you may need bone grafting done prior to implant surgery. Call us at (724) 213-2274 for appointments.