About Bone Grafting
The dental professionals at MINT dentistry are committed to giving you sexy teeth. However, your teeth can only be sexy if they are also healthy. The strength of your jawbone is imperative to your oral health. If your jawbone is weak from missing teeth or physical trauma, you may need a bone graft to help your jawbone remain strong enough to hold both removable dentures or dental implants. At MINT dentistry in Arlington, TX, bone grafting surgery is often recommended to prepare your jaw for dentures or dental implant surgery to replace weakened or missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with a member of our skilled dental team at our upscale dental office in Arlington, TX to learn more about bone grafting. Our board-certified doctors are skilled in bone grafting surgery to help you achieve optimal oral health.
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Best Candidates for Bone Grafting
Your jawbone can become weak due to certain oral conditions, like gum disease, or following a physical trauma to your face. Atrophy can also weaken the jawbone if a tooth is missing for a length of time without replacement by a dental implant, dentures, or a bridge. Bone grafting strengthens and prepares the jaw for dentures or a dental implant, but you will need to be patient with the process. Some procedures can take months to complete, but you will have a stronger jaw that will support your dental implant or dentures for better overall oral health. To determine whether you are an ideal candidate for bone grafting surgery, your team will obtain digital x-rays and perform a comprehensive examination during your consultative appointment.
What to Expect with Bone Grafting
Before beginning your bone grafting procedure, our highly skilled team will ensure your total comfort by helping you settle in and then administering your predetermined method of sedation. After the graft is prepared for placement, a member of the MINT dentistry team will attach it to your jawbone through incisions made in your gums. Proteins and collagens will be added to help the graft integrate. Finally, your gums will be closed and cleaned thoroughly to prevent infection.
Bone Grafting Treatment Aftercare
Your mouth will need about 6 – 9 months to heal as your jawbone will bond with the graft. During this time, it's important to maintain a good home oral care routine with brushing and flossing along with any products your MINT dentistry team recommends (such as antibiotics or special mouthwashes). You need to attend follow-up appointments at MINT dentistry so our team can check your progress and determine when your jawbone is strong enough for a dental implant or dentures. To protect your oral health for years to come, we recommend scheduling bi-annual dental examinations and cleanings.
The MINT Commitment
Our skilled support staff will contact your dental insurance company to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses prior to scheduling your procedure. If it is deemed medically necessary, some of the expenses of bone grafting are usually covered. During your consultation with the MINT dentistry team, we will estimate your costs and help you understand how best to afford your care. MINT dentistry is committed to helping our patients afford their oral health needs. If you do not have dental insurance and cannot afford your bone grafting procedure, ask a member of our team about the MINT Discount Plan.
Bone Grafting Advanced Care
Having a beautiful smile starts with optimal oral health. Help strengthen your jawbone so it can support dentures or dental implants with bone grafting at MINT dentistry in Arlington, TX. During your consultation with our dental team, you can learn about the many bone grafting options and receive a custom treatment plan that will help you achieve a stronger jaw and healthier mouth. Contact our office in Arlington, TX to schedule a consultation.