Bone Grafting Treatment in Reno
What Is Bone Grafting?
If you’re getting dental implants a periodontal procedure, or other restorative dentistry treatment, your dentist may talk with you about getting a graft. Bone grafting is recommended if your dentist sees that your jawbone is too thin, soft, or there is an insufficient amount of bone to be a foundation for the implant. If there isn’t enough bone, the implant could fail over time.
This deficiency of your natural bones can be caused by:
- Development Defects
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Face Injury or Trauma
- Empty Space After Teeth Were Removed
Bone grafting is a very common, and completely safe procedure. Bone grafting technology not only promotes important new bone growth, but also controlled growth for the optimum results. Bone grafting can create new opportunities for better mouth function and a more attractive smile, restoring your confidence and self esteem.
Healing Process For Bone Grafting
The bone grafting procedure itself will typically take anywhere between 45-90 minutes and is performed in our office. The initial recovery period lasts about two weeks, but can vary depending on the patient. The surgery area will need to heal for about 3-6 months before it’s ready to support an implant. During this time, your dentist will monitor the healing process to see when your jawbone will be ready and fully healed.
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