Bone Grafting

A common misconception of bone is that it is a hard, rigid material that, once fully-formed, doesn’t change. The truth is, bone changes and remodels itself all the time. In fact, your body is constantly removing old bone cells and depositing new ones. This process can have negative effects on your smile as you age because the bone can start to recede, especially if teeth have been lost. Eventually, the lost bone can affect your facial structure, giving you a more aged appearance. To replace this lost bone, a procedure called a bone graft can be performed.

Bronxville Dentistry offers this procedure to build up bone in the mouth again to boost the health and appearance of patients. Using the latest state of art technology as well as the latest technology equipment the dentists offer top-notch bone grafting in Bronxville, NY. See how it is done and get more information about it.

WHAT IS BONE GRAFTING?

Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure that consists of accessing the bone beneath the gums and adding grafting material to it. The grafting material can come from another area of your body, taken from an animal, or from a human donor. It can also be a synthetic substance. It can come in the form of a powder, granules, putty, or a gel that is injected through a syringe.

USES FOR BONE GRAFTS

Saving teeth: If you have been affected with severe periodontal disease, you will be at risk of losing teeth. To combat the bone loss and save your teeth, a bone graft can be performed to encourage bone regeneration around them. This will increase bone support and help to keep them in place.

Tooth extractions: It has become more common to have bone graft material deposited following a tooth extraction. By doing so, you will be preparing that site for a dental implant if you should want to have one placed in the future.

Dental implants: Not all patients need to have a bone graft before receiving dental implants, but if they need to build up sufficient bone volume and density to be able to support the implants, a bone graft can be performed before the implant surgery.

WHAT TO EXPECT

To have a bone graft placed at Bronxville Dentistry, anesthesia will be needed. Usually, local anesthesia is sufficient, but oral or IV sedation can also be used. An incision will be made into the gums. Once the bone is accessed, the bone graft will be placed and the gums stitched closed over it. Over the next several months, your body will replace the graft with its own bone.

If you require a bone graft procedure, Bronxville Dentistry can perform one safely and comfortably. Schedule an appointment with us today for bone grafting in Bronxville.

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