Considering dental implants but have been told you may not be a candidate due to demineralization and bone loss? At Texas Dental Center we are proud to offer bone grafting in Houston, TX. With bone grafting, we can restore bone which has been lost, creating a perfect foundation for your dental implants.
Did you know that gum disease and having missing teeth can actually lead to bone loss and demineralization? This can have an impact on your appearance, the function of your smile and even your oral health. Bone grafting is a surgical dental procedure in which transplanted bone is used to rebuild/repair missing, diseased or damaged bone in the mouth. The transplanted bone can be taken from the patient, a human cadaver, animal sources or even created synthetically. Bone taken from the patient has the most successful results.
When it comes to bone grafting, most patients undergo the procedure in order to have dental implants placed. Those with periodontal disease or missing teeth often experience bone loss. In order for dental implants to be successfully placed, adequate, healthy bone must exist.
Although bone grafting is quite safe and simple, there are some risks that can be involved with the procedure, which include:
The initial recovery for your Houston bone grafting procedure takes about two weeks, following the supplied post-op instructions can help to ensure healing goes well. It typically takes 3 to 6 months however before dental implants can be placed securely.
Think that you and your smile would benefit from bone grafting in Houston? Schedule your consultation with Texas Dental Center today. We’d be happy to evaluate your smile to determine if bone grafting is the right decision for you.