Our office does bone grafting or socket preservation after we extract teeth. Whenever you lose a tooth, over two years, you're going to lose about 40% of the volume where the tooth came from, without having something in there, everything shrinks up. We like to socket preserve or bone graft the site and then you will lose just a couple of percent over the next couple of years. If you lose a tooth, you should have it replaced. So preparing the area for future replacement is key. You want solid, strong bone and the best way I have found for the body to grow that is by putting real cadaver bone in there and letting your blood and bone mix with it and creating new bone that's strong and healthy. You get a great result in the end.
Dental implants can change your life with renewed chewing power and a beautiful new smile.
However, if your jaw isn’t able to support implants, bone grafts in Oakmont may be required before they can be inserted. Our dental team has the expertise and technology to provide you this type of advanced care. Here’s how we will ensure your procedure goes smoothly and comfortably:
- Complete numbing and relaxation methods with either inhaled laughing gas or a small, FDA-approved pill
- A fully trained team who will communicate with you respectfully and openly
- Advanced technology including a cone beam CT scanner and digital X-rays
Call us today if you need a bone graft procedure: 412-828-3311. Our office is located at 200 Allegheny River Blvd. – not far from St. Irenaeus School.
Bone Graft Surgery Can Make All the Difference
At Oakmont Advanced Dentistry, we believe all our patients who are missing teeth should be able to experience the benefits of dental implants if they want to. If your jaw isn’t thick enough or dense enough, however, standard implants won’t work. Mini dental implants may be an option, but in many cases, a bone graft procedure will make it possible for us to go ahead and use standard implants to anchor your dental restoration.
For a traditional bone graft, bone is removed from another part of your jaw or your body and placed in your jawbone. However, modern bone grafts usually use artificial bone material rather than your own bone.
The bone graft material will enable your jawbone to grow new bone cells over the next few months. After the process is complete and your jaw is healthy and strong, you can get your new implants and your new smile!
In some cases, if you only need a minor graft, your experienced implant dentist may be able to perform the procedure at the same time we insert your implants. A complete exam will enable your dentist to proceed appropriately.