Bone grafting is a dental implant prerequisite procedure performed at our Kansas City, MO, practice for patients suffering from jawbone deterioration as a result of periodontal disease, tooth loss, or dental trauma. This procedure uses donor bone, bone tissue from another area of your body, or synthetic material to promote healthy bone regrowth. Bone grafting is beneficial for patients interested in receiving an implant-supported restoration, such as a crown, denture, or dental bridge. Although bone grafting will lengthen the overall dental implant timeline and recovery process, it can improve the chances of a successful outcome. With over two decades of experience, Dr. John P. Goodman strives to make each patient feel comfortable with his friendly and approachable demeanor.
Determining Your Candidacy
To determine your candidacy for this procedure, Dr. Goodman will perform a thorough examination to determine the exact location of bone loss in your jawbone. He may also perform x-rays or scans to evaluate the bone density. In doing so, he can determine the extent of damage in order to create a treatment plan customized for your unique needs.
What to Expect During Bone Grafting
During the bone grafting procedure, Dr. Goodman may take bone from other parts of the body, such as the hip, chin, or tibia, and place it in your jawbone to promote healthy tissue regrowth. If your bone tissue is insufficient, bone can also be synthetically grown or provided by a donor.
Although bone grafting will lengthen the overall dental implant timeline and recovery process, it can improve the chances of a successful outcome.