Bone grafting may sound like a scary undertaking, but with today’s dental technology, it is a very routine and painless procedure we do in-house.
We use bone grafting to restore bone for cosmetic and functional reasons. Our dentists are able to restore a tooth to its previous condition prior to being damaged by trauma, gum disease, or tooth loss. We also use this restorative dental procedure after tooth removal to maintain the facial structure and ensure facial muscles do not sag. In addition, bone grafting can help ensure optimal results with dental implants.
When is Bone Grafting Necessary?
Dental implants offer patients a permanent, stable replacement for missing teeth. However, for us to place dental implants, we need an ample amount of good, strong bone. The jawbone must be as close as possible to its original size and position. This structure provides a stable framework that supports facial muscles and skin. Without sufficient facial bone, your facial muscles can sag and make you look older.
When bone grafting surgery is needed, we use xenografts, which are sterilized and processed from animal bone. Bovine bone material (from cows) is most commonly used for bone grafting. The current method of using bone graft material derived from animal bone has proven to be effective for many years. The harvested organic compounds support surrounding tissues while the body begins to recognize the bone graft as an organic bone. In time, it is resorbed and replaced with your natural bone.
Dental technology has progressed leaps and bounds in the last few decades. At Renken Dentistry, we are proud to offer the latest innovations and treatments to increase our patients’ quality of life. Contact us regarding bone grafting or any other dental procedures today.