Bone Grafting in West Nyack NY
BONE GRAFTING: Building the Foundation for New Teeth
Bone grafting is necessary when your jawbone lacks enough bone mass and structure to support a dental implant. Without adequate bone mass, dental implants can fail early or have trouble fusing with the jawbone.
Dental Implants: Will I need bone grafting?
In order to determine the state of your jawbone, Dr. Pavone, will thoroughly examine its structure. If you have experienced one or more of the following, you may need bone grafting before implant placement:
- Missing a tooth for more than a month—Your jawbone begins to deteriorate as soon as you lose a tooth or have an extraction.
- Trauma or infection—These cause defects in the bone.
- Missing front teeth—Front teeth sockets need help regenerating.
- Large or low sinus cavities—The bone height required for implant placement needs restoration.
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Teeth keep your jawbone healthy by providing regular stimulation through chewing. Without stimulation, your jaw, specifically the part that anchors the teeth, will begin to deteriorate as your body sends minerals elsewhere. This break down begins the moment you lose a permanent tooth. Jawbone loss can lead to not only inadequate bone mass for dental implant support but also:
- Skin wrinkling
- Nutrition and speech issues
- Collapsed facial structure
- TMJ pain and headaches
- Complications with the remaining face
A Solution—Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is the process of bulking up the area that lacks bone mass with donated bone (or your own bone taken from another site in your mouth). As your jaw heals, your body will naturally grow new bone, and the donated bone grafts will develop into your own bone.
Where does the new bone come from?
Since the potential for discomfort or complication is much higher when we use the patient’s own bone—chin, hip, leg and skull—we recommend using donor sources. We prefer to use donor bone taken from animal sources and human cadavers. Synthetic bone options include bone morphogenic protein (or BMP), which can provide excellent bone healing.
Does bone grafting add more time to the implant process?
Yes. Since the site needs time to heal and the bone must be sufficiently restored, we wait several months before moving forward with the implant process.
Recovery from Bone Grafting
Bone grafting may cause some post-op soreness for a few days, but the appropriate pain meds will be prescribed to address any discomfort, swelling or bruising.
For more details on bone grafting and to find out how soon you can have your implants placed, please give us a call! Pavone Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PC Phone Number 845-675-8008
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