Bone Grafting in Chino Hills
Bones might seem unchanging at first, but they actually shift as we age. These changes can affect not only the overall shape of them but their density as well. Sometimes, the density can improve, but other times it can decrease. When this happens, your bones can become weaker. Specifically, if this happens to your jawbone, it might not be able to support dental implants. However, with bone grafting, you can restore bone structure and get a long-lasting dental implant to replace a lost tooth.
Tooth loss can often be a cause for changes in your jawbone. Many patients often wait a long time before replacing lost teeth. But in this time, the supporting jawbone can weaken to the point where it cannot support a new implant. If it progresses far enough, it can even alter the shape of your mouth visibly.
At Dental Care of Chino Hills, we strive to make tooth replacement an option for everyone. With bone grafting, you can achieve a stronger jaw and get the tooth replacement option that you desire.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Don’t let the name intimidate you. While this procedure does involve bones, it is straightforward and often painless. Our dentist creates a tiny incision in your gum to expose the area that needs more bone mass. Next, Dr. Changela adds grafting material that will encourage your bone to grow. This material generally consists of bone minerals, so your body naturally responds to it by forming new bone cell deposits. When done properly, it can restore most jawbones to a point where they can support a dental implant.
Where Do the Grafting Materials Come From?
We provide several options for bone grafting material. Some patients prefer a natural source of materials while others might prefer some advanced synthetic material. For some patients, we can take the donor material from another part of their body. However, receiving it from another donor (either animal or human) is more popular. All the material that we use is fully sterilized in a laboratory before being used. So you can count on a safe and effective experience no matter what.
In either case, the material itself isn’t what makes your bone stable. Instead, your jawbone responds to the material by rebuilding itself. This is fascinating because your body does most of the work itself. The material simply serves as the necessary way to start the process of natural bone regeneration.
The form of the material varies, but all forms have their own efficacy. You might find the material in either a gel-like form, a powder, or small granules. The type that is best for you will depend on your needs and the state of your target treatment area.
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Why Get a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting comes with cosmetic benefits, but at its core it is a practical procedure. However, there are only a few instances where this procedure may be what you are looking for. These include:
Protect Your Remaining Teeth
Loss of bone mass can spell bad news for the rest of your teeth. For example, patients with severe periodontal disease may have had the area around their teeth worn away. In these cases, you risk losing your teeth because the jaw can’t hold onto them anymore. With a bone graft, you can regenerate the bone to a point that it can secure the roots of your teeth and keep them a part of your smile.
Dental implants are the longest-lasting solution to replacing lost teeth. However, you need to have sufficient bone mass before you can have the procedure. Bone grafting can be the perfect way to restore enough of your jawbone to support a dental implant. While it may require some waiting before you can replace the tooth, it is worth it to have a replacement that can last the rest of your life.
The Bone Grafting Procedure
The bone grafting procedure itself is fast and often painless for most patients. As it is minimally invasive, it doesn’t require heavy anesthesia. Instead, you can stay comfortable with only local anesthetic throughout the process. However, sedation dentistry is also available to maximize patient comfort and alleviate stress. Our dentist makes an incision and applies the bone material to the target area. And that’s it! After that, you simply wait for your body to do the rest as it regenerates bone mass.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Don’t hesitate to take the first step in protecting your smile and keeping your mouth healthy. Bone grafting is a straightforward way to ensure continued health for your mouth or reach readiness for a future treatment.
Schedule an appointment at Dental Care of Chino Hills today. We work with each patient attentively to match a treatment plan according to their needs. If you have any questions, our professionals staff is ready to help.
Dr. Changela is an excellent dentist. He explained very detail before any treatments. I have a lot of dental work done. He will not do unnecessary work just to get pay. The office is very clean, the wait time is very minimal. My husband and I have seen Dr. Changela for over 4 years, and we are very happy with him.Tina Nordin