BONE GRAFT IN DELRAY BEACH
Bone graft is performed when loss or deterioration around the jaw bone occurs. A patient can lose bone due to causes such as missing teeth, gum disease, trauma or infection.
Patients who need to replace missing teeth with implants and dental crowns, may first require a dental bone graft . This bone graft procedure will reproduce and restore bone in order for the implant to anchor successfully to the patient’s jaw.
There are several bone grafting techniques that successfully restore the lost bone and allow the growth of a healthy jawbone to restore missing or decay teeth.
As a highly skilled prosthodontist, Dr. Goetz will perform the safest and most successful bone grafting treatments (in case you need) before placing a dental implant, or due to facial or mouth traumas or defects.
Why Should You Get a Bone Graft Treatment
Benefits of Bone Graft
Bone Graft: Procedure & Diagnosis
BONE GRAFT PROCEDURE
The first step is to make a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Goetz. This initial visit, which includes oral cancer screening, x-rays and a general evaluation of your mouth will allow the doctor to diagnose what’s going in your mouth.
If you need a dental implant because you need to restore a tooth, the doctor need s to evaluate if the jaw bone is strong enough to support the dental implant or screw that will support your new dental crown. At this stage, the doctor will be able to tell you if you need (or not) a bone grafting procedure
In case you need to grow bone before your implant treatment you do not need to worry since bone grafting is a very simple surgical procedure. Your mouth will be numbed with anesthesia to avoid pain or discomfort.
Generally, the doctor makes an incision in the jaw to insert bone graft materials that will gradually heal, grow and replace missing tissues.
Depending on the amount of missing bone, the doctor will perform different bone grafting techniques. Also, the healing period before the placement of the dental implant will vary as every patient’s mouth is different.
BONE GRAFT FAQs
How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Dental Bone Graft?
Every patient and every mouth is different. The size of the bone graft and the particular ability of each organism to recover will determine the period you need for bone graft recovery. Generally, it can take from 2 weeks to several months for the area to heal and recover.
Is Dental Bone Graft Painful?
Bone graft is generally not painful. Local anesthesia will be used since the doctor needs to cut a part of your jaw to allocate the new bone composite, but of all dental treatments, today bone graft has become a simple painless treatment.
Where Does Bone Come From For a Dental Bone Graft?
There are different techniques for bone graft. In Autograft the bone is taken from another part of your body, preferably the back jaw. In Allograft the bone comes from a dead person or animal. Synthetic Bone Graft is the type of graft by which synthetic bone is created for the specific location.
Are You Put to Sleep for a Dental Bone Graft?
No. As said before, bone graft simply requires local anesthesia, although each patient and case is different.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Bone Graft?
Bone Graft Treatment might be covered by your insurance. We are a fee-for-service office, but we work with all PPO insurance plans. The coverage of your treatment will depend on the benefits your insurance offers you.
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