About Bone Grafting
At MINT dentistry, we are dedicated to giving our patients a beautiful smile. However, your smile is only beautiful if it's also healthy. Having a strong jawbone is important to the health of your mouth. When your jaw is weak from a physical trauma or missing teeth, a bone graft can help strengthen your jaw so it can hold dental implants or removable dentures. At MINT dentistry in Pasadena, TX, surgical bone grafting is usually suggested to prepare your mouth for dentures or dental implants to replace missing or damaged teeth. Schedule an initial consultation with a board-certified dental professional at MINT dentistry in Pasadena, TX to get more information about jawbone augmentation. MINT dentistry's board-certified dentists are experienced in performing oral surgery to help you keep your sexy teeth.
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A weakened jaw can be the result of an oral condition, such as periodontal disease, or from a blunt trauma to your lower face. Your jawbone may also be weakened from atrophy if a tooth or teeth have not been replaced with a restoration like dentures, a bridge, or an implant. Bone grafting surgery gives your jaw the necessary strength to prepare you for dentures or an implant, but it's important to understand that the process will take time. The grafting and implant process often takes several months to finish, but you'll have a restored jawbone and better oral health. To help us decide whether you need bone augmentation, your dentist will take digital images and perform a thorough physical exam during your initial consultation.
What to Expect
When you arrive for your procedure, we will help you settle in before we administer the sedation method discussed during your consultation. Once your graft is ready to be placed, the oral surgeon will make incisions in your gums so it can be attached to your jawbone. Collagens and proteins are added to the graft to speed integration. Once the process is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions in your gums and clean your mouth to reduce the risk of an infection or other complications.
Over the next 6 – 9 months as your mouth heals, the natural bone in your jaw will integrate with the graft. It is especially important during this time to follow an optimal oral care routine at home with daily flossing and brushing plus any products recommended by your dentist (for example, a prescribed mouthwash or antibiotics). We will schedule your follow-up appointments at our office so we can monitor your recovery and decide when you can move to the next step in your treatment plan. To keep your mouth healthy after grafting, MINT dentistry recommends attending professional cleanings twice a year.
The MINT Commitment
We will reach out to your dental insurance provider to confirm your coverage and remaining bill before scheduling your bone grafting surgery. If it's considered necessary, part of your surgery may be paid. In your initial consultation with your team, we can give you cost estimates and discuss ways to make your care easier to afford. We are dedicated to making it easy for our patients afford their dental procedures. If you don't have insurance and need help affording your oral surgery, ask your dentist for information on the MINT Discount Plan.
Sexy teeth begins with good oral health. Strengthen your jaw for better support of dental implants or traditional dentures with bone grafting surgery at MINT dentistry in Pasadena, TX. At your initial consultation with a board-certified doctor, you can get more information about bone grafting surgery and receive a personalized treatment plan designed to help strengthen your jaw and optimize your oral health. Contact MINT dentistry in Pasadena, TX to schedule an appointment.