Posted on 2/10/2019 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
|It sounds like a serious treatment for some type of problem. The idea of bone grafts scares most people. They have an image of having bone attached to their body for some reason. They imagine that the problem must be really bad to need extra bone somewhere.
The truth is bone grafts to help with oral health are more common than people think. They are a relatively simple procedure performed in our office. They also are a great way to improve problems with your oral health that happen because of disease, trauma or age.
What is a Bone Graft
A bone graft helps rebuild bone lost for different reasons. Bone is attached to the existing bone to help regrow additional bone. The bone graft tissue can come from different sources either from the person getting the graft or from a donor. Once the graft is in place, healthy bone can grow.
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the best options that people have when they have lost, broken or damaged teeth. The implants work in the same way as the natural teeth and are a permanent replacement for natural teeth. The problem that many people heavy is that the reason they need implants may also create a need for a bone graft.
Missing teeth and age can cause a person's jaw to lose bone. There is not always enough bone left to place the implant. The bone graft can help provide the bone needed for the implant. Once the graft is in place and the bone tissue has grown, it becomes possible to do the implant.
People also lose bone tissue due to injury and the aging process. A bone graft offers a simple way to replace that lost bone tissue. It is a simple procedure done in the office with minimal recovery time.
For more information about this and other oral health issues contact our office to schedule an appointment.