Cosmetic Bone Grafting for Patients

in the ALLEN, TX Area

Bone loss in the jaw is a somewhat common issue, particularly among people who have had a missing tooth or teeth for an extended period of time. The lack of sufficient natural bone may interfere with certain dental treatments, such as an implant procedure. In order for the jawbone to safely support dental implants, a bone graft may be required to build the jaw back up to its proper volume and density. Dr. Fatima Robertson DDS, PA frequently performs bone grafting for patients in the Allen, TX area. If this happens to be a necessary first step for you in the process of reclaiming your smile through cosmetic or restorative dentistry, we are the local periodontist to rely on.

First, the source for the bone graft material must be decided on. In ideal circumstances, we will opt for autogenous bone graft, where bone is taken from another area of your own body, such as a hip or rib. In other cases, however, synthetic material may be used, or it can be purchased from human or animal tissue bank. Once a bone graft is placed, it serves as a scaffold for tissue to begin regenerating itself upon. This means your own body will be doing much of the repair work itself. The area must be completely healed before dental implants can be placed, and fortunately, these procedures have impressively high success rates.

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to Get the Bone Grafting Process Started

To determine if your dental situation warrants bone grafting or to learn more about the pre- and -post surgery process, please get in touch with our office. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fatima Robertson DDS, PA and she will be happy to cover all the ins and outs with you.