Looking for Bone Grafting in Lakeway, Texas?
If you need dental bone grafting, Austin Oral Surgery offers a convenient location in Lakeway. Many dental patients are frightened when they hear that they need a procedure that requires bone grafting. The reality is that bone grafting is a good thing that helps restore your smile.
Dental bone grafting is a procedure that is used to reverse bone loss and destruction to bone caused by disease, trauma, or dentures that do not have a proper fit. We offer a full range of oral and maxillofacial treatments including dental implants and bone grafting in the Lakeway area.
Restore Your Smile
Your jaw bone holds your teeth in place. The roots of your teeth are surrounded by bone. Sometimes because of disease or trauma, a patient suffers bone loss that causes them to lose their teeth. When a tooth is missing for any reason, eventually the bone starts to erode because it has nothing to support. As the bone disintegrates, a hollow spot takes place in the jaw bone. Once the hollow spot exists, it makes it difficult to install a bridge or dental implant because the area of the bone is much lower than the surrounding bone area. While it can be done, the implant may look unnatural as the tooth will not be in line with surrounding teeth.
There are three types of bone grafts. The first is a little bone graft. A little bone graft is used in the instance of a lost tooth. The oral surgeon removes the damaged tooth. The bone grafting procedure is performed by the oral surgeon packing the socket with sterile human bone granules. The granules are covered with a collagen membrane and the socket is stitched shut. Over the next few weeks, the bone will grow in and preserve the bone level.
The second is a medium bone graft. In this form of bone graft, some bone loss has taken place. An incision is made in the area with the missing tooth. The oral surgeon prepares the bone surface and inserts the bone granules. In this procedure, some oral surgeons will use some of the patient’s own bone to maximize the chance of a successful bone graft. As with the little bone graft, the granules are covered and the area is stitched shut. Unlike the little bone graft, this particular type takes a few months to allow the bone to rebuild under the gum line.
The third is a big bone graft. This is used when a patient is missing many teeth for a very, very long time. This is used in the instance of extreme bone loss. It is used in patients who cannot provide their own jaw bone replacement. Bone is taken from another part of the body. Once the bone grafts are in place, dental implants can be inserted into the new bone. This finishes the process of restoring your smile.
Austin Oral Surgery: A Name You can Trust
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete four years of dental college and a four year or longer residency in a hospital. This residency exposes the surgeon to many fields including emergency medicine, plastic surgery, and anesthesia. This exposure creates a unique and solid foundation for performing bone grafts of all levels. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association that are surgically trained in a hospital based residency. Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the mouth and face.
Austin Oral Surgery offers 45 years of combined experience to treat your bone loss and perform your bone graft. Bone loss can be caused by many circumstances. It’s important to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon that is experienced in bone grafting.
We offer several convenient locations in Lakeway and other areas surrounding the Austin, Texas area and offer the highest quality of patient care.
Austin Oral Surgery offers comfort and convenience. We offer sedation dentistry for many of our procedures.
Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today
Austin Oral Surgery offers a convenient location in Lakeway for your bone graft. We offer complete oral and maxillofacial. Our Patient Service Team and Surgical Care Team are dedicated to your treatment and recovery. Call 512-402-6677 to schedule your appointment today.