Patients who come to Dr. Mark A. Abdoney for a dental bone graft in Riverview, FL will have three options:
• Autogenous graft – Bone is taken from the patient’s body and grafted onto the jaw.
• Allograft – Bone is sourced from a cadaver or bone bank and grafted onto the jaw.
• Xenograft – Bone is obtained from a nonhuman source such as cattle and grafted onto the jaw.
Bone loss in the jaw is common in areas where tooth loss has occurred because of injury, decay, or a tooth extraction in Tampa. Each tooth is surrounded by a specific type of bone that exists solely to keep your teeth in place. Without a tooth or dental implant to stimulate the bone, it will become resorbed by the body. This happens because there is no use for it anymore. Eventually, the bone loss can become so severe that a patient may be unable to receive a dental implant. In these cases, Dr. Abdoney will recommend a bone graft to ensure that the implant has adequate support.
First, Dr. Abdoney will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, a small incision is made in the tissue surrounding the area where the graft will take place. If an autogenous graft is being performed, Dr. Abdoney will make a second incision below the front teeth and remove a small amount of bone from the chin. Then, the bone is placed in the treatment area and held in place with small titanium screws. Both sites are then sutured.
After your dental bone graft in Riverview, FL, Dr. Abdoney will most likely prescribe antibiotics and pain medication, if necessary. It is recommended that you stick to softer foods such as pasta or yogurt for about a week or so following the procedure. Once the area has healed, after six to nine months, your jaw bone will be ready to receive dental implants.
If you have undergone a tooth extraction, then you may have incurred bone loss in this area. To learn more about bone grafting or a tooth extraction in Tampa, contact Dr. Abdoney and schedule your consultation today!