Are You In Need Of Bone Grafting in La Grange, Texas?
Diseased teeth can occur due to periodontal disease, ill-fitting dentures, dental infections or traumatic injury. The bone around these teeth can start to deteriorate when teeth are missing and the problem is not addressed. In order to remedy this situation, bone grafting may be necessary. Dental bone grafting is a technique in which bone loss is reversed. If a tooth is missing and nothing is done about the situation, it is quite possible that the bone will start to deteriorate. The bone underneath where the tooth is supposed to be will begin to erode, due to it having nothing to support. If the bone becomes damaged, it becomes harder to replace the missing tooth with an artificial one. This is where bone grafting comes in. Modern science has made it possible for us to regrow part of your bone in the problem area to where we can fix the damage and replace any missing teeth.
Bone Graft Types
The first type of bone graft is called a little bone graft. In the instance of a lost tooth, this is the most commonly used method of bone grafting. A surgeon will pack the empty socket with sterile human bone granules and then will cover the granules with collagen membrane. The open socket will then be closed. The bone will begin to regrow in the next few weeks.
The next type of bone grafting is called medium bone grafting. This method is used when some bone loss has already occurred. This techniques requires an incision to be made around the missing socket. Similarly to little bone grafting, an oral surgeon will pack the problem area with sterile human bone granules and close the opening. The recovery process for this method can take a few months.
The final method of bone grafting is called the big bone graft. This technique is used if a person is missing several teeth, over a long period of time. Typically this person has also experienced extreme bone loss. For this method to work, bone must be taken from another part of the body and implanted in the problem areas. After these procedures and the recovery periods, artificial teeth can be inserted into place.
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Our ten convenient locations offer the Austin area, and surrounding communities, 45 years of experience and a friendly staff that is ready and able to help you with your oral health needs. We are very dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and making sure that all of our patients are happy with our service. We would love to answer any questions regarding bone grafting or any of our other services. We even offer our patients 24/7 on-call doctors, just in case they need to contact us at a time that is usually not considered to be part of business hours. We do this because we want our patients to know that they can trust us and that we are there for them, no matter what time of the day. We hope that you would choose one of the ten convenient Austin Oral Surgery locations around the Austin area for your oral health needs.
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