Dental Bone Grafting in rockford, dixon and janesville
One of the most effective and long-lasting solution for patients who are missing a tooth or teeth are dental implants. While many patients with missing teeth are viable candidates for dental implants, it is possible that dental implants will not be a viable option if the patient does not have a sufficient amount of jawbone available to adequately support the implant. Jawbone deterioration can occur for a variety of reasons, including congenital defects, untreated gum disease, trauma, or as a result of a tooth that has been missing for so long that the jawbone underneath has begun to decay.
Regardless of the underlying reason, when there is not a sufficient amount of jawbone available, it may be necessary to perform dental bone grafting. Dental bone grafting is a safe and effective method for promoting the growth of bone in the jaw through the placement of grafting material over the area that has deteriorated. Once placed, the bone will begin to fuse with the graft over time. This process can take anywhere from four months to over one year. Once the healing process is complete and there is a sufficient amount of jawbone, the dental implant can be placed. Grafting material can come from a variety of materials, but is commonly taken from the patient’s own mouth or hip, depending on how much graft is required. Grafting material may also come from a medically-processed donor or be made of synthetic material.
With over 40,00 dental surgeries performed and over 12,000 dental implants placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from established professionals that is designed to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment for dental bone grafting, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, or our Janesville office at 608.208.1576
Dental Bone Grafting Process Expectations
Prior to performing the dental bone grafting procedure, we will conduct an in depth dental and medical health history review to determine the underlying reason why dental bone grafting is necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss,TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease.
Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is determined that dental bone grafting is the appropriate treatment option for you, the dental bone grafting procedure will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. Following this, an incision is made in your gum, which is folded back in order to remove infected gum tissue and smooth the surfaces of the teeth. Once the area is sufficiently clean, the graft is placed and then covered with a special membrane that is designed to facilitate the healing process and reduce the risk of bacteria affecting this area. Once properly positioned, the area is sutured shut and the healing process can begin.
Following this procedure, it will be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the graft is fusing properly with the bone. Once this fusion is complete, you will be ready to schedule an appointment to have dental implants placed.
Aftercare Following Dental Bone Grafting
Following the dental bone grafting procedure, it is essential to follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your periodontist to minimize risks and enjoy a fast recovery.
- To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
- Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing and do not touch the wound
- Bleeding can be controlled using gauze
- To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
- Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first week
- Eat soft foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup and slowly reintroduce harder foods as the healing process progresses.
By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Dental Bone Grafting
The cost of dental bone grafting placed will depend on several factors, such as whether or not dental sedation is used, how many visits are required to complete the procedure, grafting material type, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.
Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Periodontal Care You Can Trust at featherstone
At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing high-quality care and supporting your efforts to enjoy good periodontal health by identifying and correcting periodontal issues early, and implementing correct and consistent oral health self-care. Although we offer a range of surgical treatment options for periodontal disease and its associated health and cosmetic impacts, our primary focus is to provide conservative treatment, avoiding surgery whenever possible.
To learn more about clinic policies or schedule an appointment for dental bone grafting, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, or our Janesville office at 608.208.1576.