Charlotte Dental Bone Grafting
Not Enough Bone for Dental Implants? Consider Bone Grafting.
If you have been told your bone density is too low for dental implant placement, contact our offices for a free consultation on dental bone grafting in Charlotte, NC!
How Bone Grafting Can Help with Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implant technology has taken center stage as one of the premier ways to solve the issue of missing teeth for people around the world
However, because dental implants are surgically placed into the bone, enough bone material must exist for them to be anchored in place properly. When a patient does not have enough bone to support a dental implant, bone grafting procedures may be an option.
How a Bone Graft is performed
Bone grafting is a process whereby the dentist surgically attaches bone material from the patient or a donor source to the site where the bone is needed. As the healing begins, the existing bone will naturally begin to fuse with the grafted bone, forming a stronger overall amount of bone. In time, the bone should be sturdy enough to support the titanium post of a dental implant.
Bone Grafting Recovery
The actual bone grafting surgery is done with an anesthetic, so you will be comfortable the entire time. After the bone grafting surgery, you may experience some discomfort, but usually no more than having a tooth pulled.
Every patient is different, so before you leave the office, we will explain what to do to minimize the discomfort and may prescribe medications for you to take to both lessen any pain as well as decrease the possibility of infection.
Recovery from bone grafting procedures depends on the size of the graft and other variables. Typically, it can take anywhere from two weeks to more than a year.
Expertise Is Essential for Reliable Bone Grafting Outcomes
It is critical to find a knowledgeable dentist to conduct any dental bone grafting in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Todd Engel and Dr. TJ Habashi have spent their career focused on all aspects of dentistry, including dental implants and corresponding bone grafting procedures.