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Bone Grafts

Downtown Dental Studio

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Financial District, New York, NY

If you have severe gum disease or are missing teeth, you may have also lost some of your tooth-supporting jawbone. This can cause further complications, as a limited supporting bone structure makes it harder to perform other dental procedures that may reinforce your remaining teeth, like dental implants. At Downtown Dental Studio in New York’s Financial District, the expert team offers patients bone grafts as a regenerative procedure for lost bone. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment to learn more about bone grafts.

Bone Grafts Q & A

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure that transplants bone tissue to replace the parts of your jawbone that may have been damaged by decay or injury.

During the procedure, your dentist uses special bone grafting material or takes a section of bone from another part of your body, and grafts it onto your jawbone. Over the next few months, the graft grows new, stronger bone to ensure your implant is secure and stable.

Am I a good candidate for bone grafts?

If you’ve lost any of the bone that holds your teeth in place, your dentist may suggest a bone graft to restore the bone’s strength and structural integrity. Bone decay occurs for many reasons, such as gum disease. 

Untreated gum disease breaks down the bones and tissues that hold your teeth in place and can also lead to bone loss in your jaw. If you continue to ignore the problem, the decay becomes worse until your teeth become loose from the lack of support and start to fall out. 

If you have severe gum disease or are missing teeth, your dentist may also suggest a dental implant or crown. In this case, you may require a bone graft if your jawbone is too damaged and can’t support the implant.

A bone graft makes it possible to restore the thickness and strength of your jawbone so that it can support the implant or crown, and ensure a successful implant procedure. 

Talk to your dentist at Downtown Dental Studio to learn more about whether a bone graft can help your condition.

How long does a bone grafting procedure take?

Downtown Dental Studio performs bone grafts at their office in New York’s Financial District. The entire procedure takes 45-90 minutes. 

After the procedure, you must wait for a period of 3-6 months for the graft to take effect and begin to create new bone material. If you have severe bone decay, you may have to wait longer to see results.

To learn more about bone grafting and how it can benefit you, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.