Do you want to have dental implants or another type of restorative dental treatment? Sometimes when we need these treatments, the bone is not prepared for it. If you have been missing a tooth for a very long time, for instance, you likely need a bone grafting treatment before you can get a dental implant.
Our Beverly Hills is experienced in giving you the treatment you need. We have performed many bone grafting treatments and we want to help you. Please do not hesitate to give our office a call to set up a free consultation.
What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting treatments involve inserting a material, either bone or synthetic bone, into your jawbone. The intent of the treatment is to strengthen and structure your jawbone.
The types of material that can be used on you vary. You can collect bone for this from other parts in your body, even somewhere else in your jaw. You may also find bone from an animal to use in the treatment. Lastly, a synthetic bone alternative may be used. This produces very similar results.
It is going to be up to you where you get the bone from for your bone grafting treatment. Keep in mind all of these options have been considered safe. You may even consider using a donor’s bone for your treatment which is called allograft.
The treatment will happen under local anesthesia. Our dentist has performed these many times, so it is a very straightforward procedure. A small incision is made where the bone or synthetic material will be placed. Then it is stitched up and over.
Benefits of Getting a Bone Grafting Treatment
There are many benefits that come from bone grafting. Your jawbone with be strengthened by the treatment. Having a weakened jawbone from having missing teeth will eventually change your bite and can possibly change your speech and face shape.
When you have this treatment done, you can also get treatments like dental implants that fill in gaps between missing teeth. It is a great thing for you to do if you want a smile that looks and feels healthy.
Modern technology is a blessing. To be able to fix the jawbone is a great ability. If you have the chance to receive this treatment, we urge you to do so.
Call Our Beverly Hills Dentist Today
If you need a bone grafting treatment, we would be glad to help get you set up with a complimentary consultation with our Beverly Hills dentist today. Give us a call today to get started.