So, you’re ready to give your smile a second chance! That’s great. But, you’ve been told that you’re going to need a bone graft. Bone grafts are sometimes an essential preparatory procedure to make sure your jawbone is strong enough to support the restoration of your choice!
What is a Bone Graft?
As a periodontist, Dr. Montamarta sees a lot of patients with weakened jawbones. A bone graft is when we transplant a small piece of bone to make up for bone degeneration and promote bone growth. This can help transform your mouth into a healthy environment for implants and other forms of restoration.
Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?
When Dr. Montamarta suggests a bone graft, it’s because there is insufficient bone in your mouth to support restoration and healthy function. As we age, especially in women, we can see a decrease in bone density. Injury and other medical factors, including progressed gum disease, can also lead to a lessening of bone density.
What Does a Bone Graft Entail?
There are several types of bone grafts. So, depending on where you need the most support, a different type of graft will be performed. You may opt to be sedated throughout the entire procedure for maximum comfort as we either transplant your own bone or use a donor bone. Each situation is different, so it’s important to ask our periodontist any questions you may have!
Do You Think a Bone Graft is in Your Future?
If your oral health is lacking, and you think a bone graft may be in your future, it’s time to come see Dr. Francisco Montamarta. With his team of experienced professionals, he’ll be sure to address any dental issues you may have. So, contact us today to schedule your next appointment!