Bone Grafting in Midtown NYC
If you’re considering a bone grafting procedure, at Midtown Dental Care Associates, we use the latest material and are highly-skilled when it comes to bone grafts.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a procedure that’s used to improve and strengthen the jawbone. Over time, if teeth are missing from your mouth or oral health is poor, the jawbone can atrophy, causing bone loss and a weakened jawbone, making it unsuitable for dental implants.
Bone grafting allows replacement of missing bone and it also promotes new bone growth as well, restoring both the functionality and the aesthetic appearance of the jaw, for a healthier and more attractive smile.
Addressing any defects in your jaw, bone grafting is a type of reconstructive surgery, one that helps to both generate and rebuild bone, while increasing bone dentistry.
Why is bone grafting necessary?
Bone grafting surgery is performed to correct problems that may result from:
- Defects present from birth
- Removal of a tumor
- Tooth loss and subsequent loss of bone in the related jaw area
Types of bone grafting
Minor bone grafting
Minor bone grafting can be performed comfortably in our office setting. The most common minor bone grafting procedure enhances the upper or lower jaw bone to increase bone quantity and density, as preparation for the placement of dental implants.
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone is often adversely affected over time. If you don’t have enough jaw bone mass, you are not a candidate for dental implants. Bone grafting is performed to reverse bone loss or enhance existing bone, allowing the placement of dental implants after the bone graft has healed and has created the necessary foundation for the implants.
Grafting material may be taken from the patient’s own bone or from another source. Synthetic material can also be used to generate bone growth. Healing takes approximately four to six months, afterwhich, your implants can be successfully placed.
Major bone grafting
More extensive bone grafting procedures, such as the correction of congenital defects, usually requires a hospital setting, with grafting material taken from other parts of the body such as the hip.
Why choose Midtown Dental Care Associates?
Your dental health is our priority! We offer state-of-the-art technology and a friendly dental team in a comfortable office setting. If you’re ready to learn more about bone grafting, reach out to us today! We’re ready to help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafting
Is a bone graft always necessary before receiving a dental implant?
No, you’ll only need a bone graft if the jawbone has atrophied or weakened, or requires supplemental material to support bone growth and implant success.
How long does it take to fully recover from a bone graft?
Recovery time depends on the size of the bone graft as well as exactly what is being treated. It takes four to six months for a bone graft to fully heal.
What type of issues can a bone graft correct?
Bone grafting can correct problems due to defects present from birth, trauma, tumor removal, and tooth loss and the subsequent loss of bone in the related jaw area.