Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to treat a number of maladies affecting patients of all ages. It involves transplanting bone from one part of the body to another or from another source to aid in the healing of a diseased or fractured bone. Patients undergoing bone grafts often do so because they suffer from one of three conditions, including osteonecrosis, bone fractures, and bone loss or insufficient bone.
Healing Bone Fractures
Bone grafts are used to treat bone fractures. In some instances, a doctor may conclude that a fracture will not heal properly without a bone graft. In other cases, bone grafts are used to heal fractures that did not heal properly after an injury.
Bone Augmentation For Dental Implant Surgery
Patients desiring dental implants sometimes have inadequate bone to support the implants due to bone loss associated with tooth loss from cavities, gum disease, infection, or injuries. In a case where the jaw bone is insufficient to support dental implants, a doctor can perform bone grafts to build up the bone before placing the implants. Healing of the bone graft can take several months but once healed, a doctor can successfully perform dental implant surgery.
Get the Smile of Your Dreams with Dental Implants from Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, P.C.
Patients considering dental implants but who don’t have enough bone to support implants benefit from bone grafts. So if you have been told you can’t get implants due to bone loss, come to Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, P.C. We can perform bone grafts to augment soft or inadequate bone, including bone grafting in the sinus floors, making it possible for you to get the smile you have always wanted! Contact us today to learn more!