Jawbone recession, whether caused by injury, gum disease, or tooth loss, can make it difficult for patients to qualify for dental implants. For patients who wish to regain candidacy for dental implants, bone grafting is an effective means of restoring the jaw. Dr. Christopher Gillette performs the procedure at his Arvada, CO, clinic to help patients experience improved oral health and other benefits.
When one or more teeth are missing for a prolonged period of time, jawbone recession follows. This is what gives individuals who are missing many teeth a sunken or puckered look. To prevent jawbone recession, dentists often place grafting material in the jaw following tooth extraction. Patients who undergo bone grafting can benefit from:
For many patients, bone grafting is a crucial first step in rebuilding their smile, their health, and their quality of life.
Dr. Gillette will determine if you are a candidate for bone grafting by examining your teeth, jawbone, and medical history. Bone grafting candidates may have:
Smoking and certain medications can create complications for the bone grafting procedure and recovery. Dr. Gillette will ensure that you are a good candidate before recommending bone grafting.
During all procedures, Dr. Gillette makes your comfort a priority. Our clinic offers sedation dentistry to help you achieve maximum comfort during bone grafting.
After anesthesia has been administered, a small incision will be made in your gums. Grafting material or bone tissue will be placed in the recessed area, and the incision will be sutured closed. Complete integration of the graft usually takes about three months.
The value of a complete and healthy smile cannot be overstated. If you have been suffering due to a compromised smile, Dr. Gillette is here to help you experience a new chapter of oral health in your life. For many patients, bone grafting is a crucial first step in rebuilding their smile, their health, and their quality of life. If you have questions about dental implants or the bone grafting procedure, contact our office online or call (303) 420-4001.
5610 Ward Rd.
Arvada, CO 80002
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