Dental bone grafts are often used to help patients restore the jaw bone necessary to support a dental implant after tooth loss. They are also used to address bone loss affecting other jaw and teeth areas.
Dr. Kong and the team at High Point Dentistry are dedicated to providing patients with the knowledge and treatments needed to make the best choice for their smile. If you’ve experienced tooth loss or fear you may be experiencing jaw bone loss, call our office today to schedule your consultation.
What is a dental bone graft?
A dental bone graft is a procedure where your dentist inserts bone into your jaw to add volume and density to the area. The graft material used works as a guide or support of sorts that your body regrows healthy bone around.
Dental bone grafts come in a few different forms, and your doctor will pick the option that’s best for your smile. If you have any concerns about the materials used, be sure to bring any questions or concerns to your dentist’s attention. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
What to expect after a bone graft?
Patients should expect some pain, swelling, and bruising following the procedure. Your doctor will discuss options such as pain relievers with you to help you heal comfortably and safely.
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to aid in infection prevention. It’s paramount to follow all medication instructions given by your dentist to help ensure your comfort and safety during the healing process. Most patients feel back to normal within a few weeks, but the full healing process will take several months.