Dental Bone Grafting
Dental Bone Grafting
Bone Grafting Columbus, OH
Inside of six months the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor density, integrity, and mass of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants. In this situation you most likely are not a candidate for the placement of dental implants.
With a dental bone graft, we now can not only replace bone where it is missing, but also encourage the ability to promote new bone growth in that location. This not only gives us the opportunity to place dental implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore proper functionality and a healthy, aesthetic appearance.
At East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, our entire team loves helping you develop optimal oral health as well as a functional and healthy smile. Our team uses forward thinking treatments and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you. Our practice focuses on delivering personal care and developing individual treatment plans based on your unique needs. We emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is important to keep your mouth healthy and how to do it. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a dental bone graft treatment for you.
The Benefits of a Dental Bone Graft
There are several benefits associated with having a bone grafting procedure performed, but the most important is that having a successful bone graft will allow East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry to restore your smile with dental implants. A successful bone graft not only improves the aesthetic appearance of your dental implants, crowns, or dentures, it will also improve their overall functionality. By restoring the structure integrity and bone mass, you will decrease the likelihood of developing additional issues later.
How Does a Dental Bone Graft Work?
Usually, the dental bone grafting procedure involves using material to augment and grow new bone. This material is added to your existing tissue. Healing begins right after we complete the dental bone graft procedure. Once you begin to grow new bone, we will test it to be sure that the graft is stable and secure.
Once East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry is confident the graft is strong and secure, we can begin the process of placing dental implants.
What Material is Used for the Dental Bone Graft?
The materials used for the bone graft will depend on your individual circumstances. In some cases, the best results may come from using your own bone for the graft. Depending on how much bone is needed, our team can harvest bone from within your mouth or from other areas, such as the hip. In many cases, especially prepared bones from cadavers or synthetic materials may be used for the graft.
Success with a Dental Bone Graft
Although many patients find dental bone graft procedure’s results quite successful, that success is certainly not guaranteed. Your dental bone graft may fail and not develop if you have or contract an infection in your mouth. If this is the case, we will consult with you about other ways to treat the issue.
Even though dental bone grafting is becoming more and more commonplace, you should always keep in mind that it is still a serious undertaking. Please reach out to East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry with any issues you would like to have addressed before you decide to proceed with the treatment.
The Cost of Your Dental Bone Grafting Treatment
The cost of your dental bone grafting treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is an invaluable asset, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with the insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Dr. Levy and the staff are wonderful, friendly, caring people. They make you feel calm during what can be a very stressful time. I had a deep cleaning & extraction yesterday and it was painless and quick. I was in and out in just a little over an hour. I received instructions for my aftercare along with the items needed to take care of my mouth. I feel wonderful today, no pain and eating normally. If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, come see Dr. Levy and staff, they will put you at ease and take good care of you!
- Christi L
Everyone made me feel so welcomed even though I was nervous, Dr. Levy was great and informative made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Dee H.
Dental Bone Grafting Aftercare
After your dental bone graft procedure, it is important to avoid touching the area where the procedure occurred, and to avoid any vigorous rinsing or brushing. We may provide antibiotics and medication to help reduce the chances of infection and alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing. You can usually expect the healing process to take around 7 to 10 days. It is normal to experience swelling following your procedure. If you do experience some swelling, use ice packs for 10-minute increments with a 20-minute break between. This type of care usually makes the swelling subside quicker.
The most important thing you can do following your dental bone graft is to continue to practice good oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth twice daily and for at least two minutes each time and continue flossing regularly. If you have not yet, talk to East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry about an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
Along with these important at-home care practices, the best thing you can do to continue enjoying your healthy smile is to schedule regular visits every six months. During these routine checkups, our team can conduct proper cleanings and monitor the overall state of your oral health, identifying and catching issues before they develop. By maintaining these habits, you will be preventing additional issues from developing in the future.
A Mission Statement YOU can Trust for High Quality Periodontal Care
The entire team at East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry is focused on providing you with excellence in periodontal and implant care in a concerned, caring, gentle, friendly, and relaxed environment.
Our philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, to create partnerships with your general dentist as well as other dental specialists and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment planning and care that is available today.
Our team believes that communication is crucial for both you and us, both in written documentation and verbal communication. Value-based decisions are at the cornerstone of our personalized treatment for you. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment that works for your schedule.