How bone grafting procedures are used in dentistry
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Milwaukee, WI area patients who are interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants may find that they are not a candidate for this treatment because of the substantial bone loss that often accompanies tooth loss or conditions such as periodontal disease. However, with the help of the team at Hampton Dental Associates, SC, patients can visit with Dr. Richard Winter and discuss the benefits of bone grafting.
Understanding bone grafting
Dr. Richard Winter describes bone grafting as a procedure done to build up the bone of the jaw in preparation of placing dental implants. Dental implants are long-term restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. However, their placement requires a patient to have enough bone to hold the implant in place and allow the natural process of osseointegration (bone growth) to occur. Without this, patients either need to build the bone through bone grafting or consider an alternative tooth replacement option altogether.
Bone grafting can be done with the patients own bone in the form of chin block grafting, ramus grafting or even hip grafting or we can use bone from bone banks. This donated bone or cadaveric bone is sterilized and has no living cells but can act as a scaffold to promote new bone formation. Sometimes xenografts can be used which are from different species and again are devoid of living cells. When you meet to discuss bone grafting with Dr. Winter we will discuss the appropriate bone graft for your individual situation.
Who is a candidate for bone grafting?
Any patient who has insufficient bone due to periodontal disease or tooth loss can ask Dr. Richard winter about undergoing procedures such as bone grafting to bring their smile back to health or prepare it for the placement of certain restorations, including dental implants.
Call Hampton Dental Associates, SC today!
Dr. Richard Winter and the team of professionals at Hampton Dental Associates, SC welcome patients in the around the community of Milwaukee, WI to learn about specialized procedures available under one roof, including bone grafting services. Call the front office team to book an appointment at (414) 464-9021 and visit the practice at 5323 West Hampton Avenue today!
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