Bone Grafting Dentists Greater Orlando Florida

Dental bone grafting is performed by our Greater Orlando, FL, dentists in situations where the jawbone requires augmentation to enhance its strength and density. Often done prior to dental implant placement, the procedure can also be used for patients who have experienced bone loss due to trauma or periodontal disease and want to see improvements in their facial structure.

Bone grafting builds up weakened areas of the jawbone and lends needed support for later tooth replacement.

Here’s what you need to know about this procedure.

How Is Dental Bone Grafting Performed?

Before the dental bone graft can begin, our dentists and assisting team members will make sure you’re comfortable by administering local anesthetic and offering dental sedation options like laughing gas or oral medication. Once you’re relaxed and the area is numb, we’ll get started.

Our dentists will make a small incision in your gums and move the tissue as needed to place the graft. After disinfecting and thoroughly cleaning the area, we’ll add the bone material, reposition the gum tissue, and suture the area closed to allow for healing. Some swelling and discomfort is expected after this form of oral surgery but symptoms can be managed using over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed antibiotics.

Various Types of Dental Bone Grafts

The dental bone graft procedure comes in 4 main varieties which include:

  • Socket Preservation
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Sinus Lift
  • Periodontal Bone Graft

Ultimately, our dentists will need to evaluate your jawbone to determine what type of bone graft you need most. If you’re someone who has undergone a tooth extraction, we’ll likely recommend socket preservation and place bone material in the open socket soon after the tooth is pulled.

For those interested in dental implants, that’s where a ridge augmentation can come into play. This procedure builds up the jawbone with respect to width and volume so it can provide a stable foundation for the titanium post.

As far as the other two types, a sinus lift may be necessary if the upper back teeth are missing with insufficient bone quality or quantity and a periodontal bone graft repairs damage done by gum disease. Each procedure may differ in terms of its details but all dental bone grafts work to restore the jaw and make it stronger.

Ask Our Dentists About Bone Grafting

If deemed appropriate for your smile and overall oral health, our dentists serving Greater Orlando, FL, are ready to perform a bone graft. Call Classic Smiles today at (407) 378-0139 to request an appointment so we can discuss more.