Answering Questions About Bone Grafting Procedure

The bone that surrounds your teeth will begin to melt away or resorb after losing the structure. Bone loss around this area can also be a result of having periodontal (gum) disease. Losing enough teeth and bone can alter your facial features by making your face sag, causing you to appear older. Aside from that, losing the bones that support your teeth makes it hard to replace missing teeth. Thankfully, this can be remedied thanks to bone grafting procedures. Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure that is commonly done in a dental office and is actually one of the services we offer here at Crown Dental Care.

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To learn more about bone grafting, here are some of the most common questions asked by a lot of people and their corresponding answers. Read on!

What materials are used for a bone graft?

The material used for grafting can come from your own body. Aside from a human donor, bone can also be taken from an animal that has been treated in a laboratory to make it sterile and safe to use. Aside from that, synthetic substances can also be used. Grafting materials come in various forms, such as powder, granules, putty, or an injectable gel. A collagen membrane generally covers the graft for excellent bone repair. It will act as a scaffold onto which your body will build new bone.

How long will the procedure take?

It takes approximately one hour for bone grafting to be completed. However, this will depend on other procedures that may be performed at the same time. If you opt to have dental implants after the grafting procedure, it can take an hour longer, depending on the number of implants you’ll be having.

Will the bone grafting procedure hurt?

You will feel nothing when undergoing the procedure because your dentist will numb the treatment area to make the experience more pleasant. Afterward, you might only feel some mild discomfort. Talking to your dentist about this will help since they can provide additional assistance in managing pain.

Don’t let bone loss compromise your smile! To help you have healthy bone surrounding your teeth, Crown Dental Care offers Bone Grafting under Oral Surgery in Germantown, MD. We are located at 19873 Century Blvd., #210, Germantown, MD 20874. Call us to schedule an appointment!

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