Bone Grafting Specialist in Charlotte, NC
Have you ever thought about how teeth are placed in our mouth firmly and they don’t fall out? The answer to this is the jawbone. Our teeth are embedded in the jawbone which gives it firm support to stand still and strong. The bone which around your teeth called alveolar bone can be compromised due to severe gum disease, tooth removal or trauma.
At Fourth Ward Dentistry, we have a solution of all your dental problems including the problems related to the jawbone. Dr Raghav Sundaresh is our expert dentist who assesses your oral health and bone density during your consultation.
What is bone grafting?
In dentistry, bone grafting is a clinical procedure that substitutes missing bone. There are several bone graft materials such as autograft, allograft, xenograft and alloplast that can be used to rebuild a jawbone. The expert dental team at Fourth Ward Dentistry will assess and select the type of bone which is suitable for a particular patient.
When do we need a bone grafting?
Bone grafts are vital for replacing missing or damaged bone in your jaw. There can be various reasons to choose bone grafts but one of the most common is right after an extraction of a tooth. A wide open area exists after the extraction and while it will eventually fill in, bone in the area tends to shrink, compromising the support to the adjacent teeth.
Is Bone grafting a painful procedure?
At Fourth Ward Dentistry, most patients who get bone grafts are mostly pain-free and do just fine as long as they follow the instructions. After a successful bone graft procedure, the dentist will wait for the bone graft to integrate with the bone tissues that are already present in your mouth.
After bone graft treatment, how long will it take to heal?
The bone graft is one of the most popular dental treatments among most patients at Fourth Ward Dentistry to reinstate the bone density. This procedure can be completed in a single visit but the recovery can take around 4-months depending on the health of the patient and the number of teeth grafted.
If you want to learn more about bone grafting and how it can restore your oral health book your appointment right away with Fourth Ward Dentistry.