Dental bone graft procedure with Lubbock, TX dentist
Patients who have experienced tooth loss or conditions such as severe periodontitis may be dealing with the loss of natural jawbone. When this occurs, it can have a significant impact on the stability of the remaining teeth. It is often caused by bone resorption when the bone shrinks. Dr. Cole Sutak and his team at Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock, TX work routinely with patients interested in restoring the bone to stabilize teeth and consider the benefits of dental implant placement.
How does bone grafting work?
Bone grafting takes time to complete. The dentist will add bone to the jaw area in need of improvement. This bone will integrate into the remaining natural bone and become a solid foundation for restorations such as dental implants.
What to expect after dental bone graft
Patients can expect to spend approximately two weeks recovering from the procedure, though the bone will need several months before integrating into the remaining jaw. Dr. Cole Sutak of Lone Star Smiles will educate patients on what to expect before, during, and after their procedure, so there are no unwanted surprises and recovery goes as expected.
Is dental bone grafting safe?
Yes! Dr. Cole Sutak finds it a great way to restore the smile after damage has occurred and to prepare the patient for upcoming procedures such as the placement of dental implants. When patients consult with our dentist, they can ask questions such as these about their treatment.
What are the advantages of dental bone grafting?
Bone grafting has many benefits to the patient, including:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Less pain and swelling
- Reduced treatment time and healing
- The ability to naturally build one’s bone
- Proper preparation for placing dental implants for those with insufficient bone present
- Increases the success of dental implantation
Ready to learn more about bone grafting?
Connect with the team at Lone Star Smiles to discuss your needs. Dr. Cole Sutak and his staff are dedicated to providing the best care for new and established patients. We are conveniently located in Lubbock, TX, and accept new and established patients and families.