A Guide to Dental Bone Grafting

A Guide to Dental Bone Grafting

Do you suffer from periodontal gum disease and have loose or missing teeth? Interested in dental implants but have been informed you aren’t a candidate? When it comes to bone loss, there are a number of factors that can contribute. At M&G Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer bone grafting in Katy, TX for our patients interested in restoring their oral bone density.

Who Needs Bone Grafting in Katy?

Did you know that missing a tooth doesn’t only affect your smile? Once a tooth is missing, the body actually starts to reabsorb the surrounding tissues, including the bone. As this process continues, the rest of the smile is affected, often causing teeth shifting, misalignment and spacing issues. Ultimately additional tooth loss may be experienced. Periodontal gum disease can have a similar impact on oral health, resulting in gum recession, bone loss, teeth shifting and even tooth loss.

The Bone Grafting Procedure

For the bone grafting procedure, material is used to restore the missing bone tissue, creating a more solid and stable foundation. The material used can come from a variety of sources, including being taken directly from the patient, a human cadaver, harvested from another species (such as cow) or even made synthetically. Material taken from the patient to be used during grafting has the highest success rate.

Katy Bone Grafting Recovery

Following the bone grafting procedure, we recommend patients take it easy for at least the rest of the day. Depending on how you feel, school or work can be resumed the next day. We recommend limiting physical activity for a week following your treatment. It can take months for the bone grafting to completely heal to a point that implants or other treatments are recommended.

Schedule Bone Grafting in Katy, TX

Want to restore the bone you’ve lost from your mouth? Contact M&G Family Dentistry today to schedule your Katy bone grafting. We’d be happy to evaluate your mouth to determine if bone grafting is the right option for improving your smile.