Bone Grafting

Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Willowbrook, IL

Bone Grafting
Bone Grafting services offered in Willowbrook, IL

Bone loss in the jaw can cause tooth loss, weak facial muscles, facial structure collapse, and difficulty qualifying for restorative dental procedures like implants or dentures. Fortunately, you can fight dental bone loss with bone grafting by Aušrinė Schneider, DDS, at Distinctive Dental in Willowbrook, Illinois. Bone grafting helps the body grow new bone tissue to support facial structure and protect against tooth loss. To learn more about dental bone grafting, schedule a visit with Distinctive Dental online or over the phone today.

What is dental bone grafting?

Bone grafting involves filling in missing or damaged bone with bone-replacement material or bone from another part of the body. A bone graft is intended to replace lost bone in a particular area by increasing volume and density. Following placement, the new bone will eventually fuse with the existing bone to form a sturdy restorations.

A dental bone graft is a treatment method that promotes bone regeneration. Jaw density is frequently also lost when teeth are lost. Loss of density is referred to as "bone resorption," which can have serious consequences. There must be enough bone mass for the work to be done when cosmetic or restorative dentistry is required. Otherwise, the result won't hold up and could cause major oral problems. Bone grafting will enable you to receive the necessary restorative treatments while returning your mouth to full functionality. 

Dr. Schneider may perform dental grafting:

  • After a tooth extraction for socket preservation
  • Before placing dental implants 
  • Before issuing dentures
  • As treatment for periodontitis-related bone loss 
  • Must rebuild your jawbone to acquire a complete set of denture

How does bone grafting work?

Bone grafting uses live tissue to provide your body with scaffolding to heal and grow new bone tissue. It consists of bone tissue taken from your body or human donor tissue, bone tissue from an animal, or synthetic bone tissue made from calcium, phosphorus, and hydroxyapatite. 

Bone grafting chemically bonds to the surface of a bone, where cells inside the bone grafting form new bone. Bone grafting also acts as an active field for new stem cells to grow and recruit existing cells to the grafting site. In this process, new cells turn into osteoblasts, which are the cells that form bone tissue. 

What happens during bone grafting placement?

To determine the best course of action, Dr Schneider will first examine the affected area to evaluate the overall health of your teeth, bone, and gums. 

Using local anesthetic to numb the region is the first stage in the bone grafting procedure. To reach the area, Dr. Schneider will first extract any teeth to make room for the bone graft. 

She then cleans and disinfects the exposed bone and tissue and applies the bone grafting, after which she may cover the bone graft with a mesh filter or membrane for added protection. Finally, she closes the incision with stitches. 

Jawbone loss undermines your oral health and function. Learn how bone grafting can help you restore your jaw and bone health by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Schneider online or over the phone today.