Bone Grafts in Westport, MA Strengthen Your Jawbone
If you want dental implants, you’ll need a bone structure strong enough to support them. That may be a problem if you’ve lost a tooth and experienced bone loss in your jaw. Fortunately, our dentists can strengthen jaws with bone grafts.Doctor Damon Anderson on Bone Grafts Read Transcript
Bone grafting has become something that can be done in the general dental office. For the past two and a half years, I've been placing the space after we remove a tooth with a bone graft. A bone graft is basically powdered bone, comes in a little jar, looks like sand. You put it in there, and then it turns into a gel. That gel turns into bone.
What that means is rather than the bone socket puckering up, it actually stays wide, so the patient has the option to get an implant later. For some people, if they haven't had the bone graft, it's difficult or impossible for them to go back and get an implant later, 'cause there's just not enough room to put the implant in. The new bone graft holds the space open, and actually turns into their bone. It's just as strong. I mean, it holds that implant in there just as strong as if you were putting it into fresh bone, their own bone.
A bone graft procedure in our Westport, MA dentist office will:
- Be performed by a well-trained dental team with hands-on experience
- Keep your face looking full by restoring your jaw’s natural shape
- Strengthen the bone to give your implants a solid foundation
- Be completely comfortable, and take place with sedation if you want it
- Involve a dentist who knows your implant treatment plan
Getting a dental bone graft in our office will save you the time, hassle, and expense of visiting another doctor. To schedule your procedure or a consultation, call Perfect Smiles at 508-252-0909.
Getting a Bone Graft Procedure Is Simple
During a dental bone graft, we’ll apply a special material designed to encourage new growth in the area where you require more bone density. The body interacts with the material and creates new bone, possibly over a period of a few months. You’ll visit us during the process so we can check your progress.
Depending on how much bone you need, it may be possible for you to get your bone graft procedure and your implant during a single appointment. Your dentist will explain whether this is an option before your procedure begins, so you’ll know exactly what will happen.
After Your Dental Bone Graft, You Can Receive Implants
If you plan to get dental implants, you have lots of options at Perfect Smiles. Among your choices:
- A dental implant and crown, for a single-tooth replacement
- Dental implants and a bridge to replace multiple teeth
- Full-mouth dental implants using dentures
Because of their training and experience, our dentists can even perform an All-on-4® procedure, giving you a full arch of replacement teeth using just four implants.
Wonder if you need bone grafts before getting implants? Call 508-252-0909 for a free consultation. Our Westport, MA office is at 302 Village Way, 02790.