Bone Grafting in Killeen, TX
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Why Do I Need Bone Grafting?
The bone surrounding your tooth resorbs over time when you lose your natural tooth/teeth due to aging, disease, or trauma. It loses its density and becomes flattened or indented. This kind of bone structure is not ideal for the placement of dental implants. Implants require a solid foundation because they adhere to surrounding bone tissues like natural teeth.
If you have lost sufficient bone density, our dentists will recommend bone grafting in Killeen, TX, to stimulate the production of new bone in that region. It will greatly help to improve the prognosis of your dental implants and allow them to function in your mouth for a long time.
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What Is The Process of Bone Grafting?
Once you visit our practice for dental implants, our team will perform clinical and radiographic evaluations to decide your candidacy. If your CT scan shows extensive bone loss in the missing teeth region, our dentists will discuss the option of bone grafting. We offer four types of bone grafts which include:
- Autografts utilize bone from areas of your own body, such as the chin, jaw, etc.
- Alloplasts are biocompatible bone grafts derived from synthetic sources.
- Allografts incorporate bone grafts from other human donors (usually from a bone bank)
- Xenografts involve animal-based tissue as bone grafts, mostly from a bovine (cow)
Once we have prepared your bone graft, our dentist will inject a local anesthetic and create an incision on your gum line to access your bone. We will place the bone graft in the desired region and add regenerative tissue factors to stimulate the production of healthy bone. At the end of the procedure, we will close the incision with sutures. Our team will give you instructions for home care to allow proper healing and bone regeneration.
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