Houston Dentist Serving Patients in Channelview, Baytown, Pasadena and Nearby Areas of Texas
Bone tissue has the remarkable ability to completely regenerate itself. At Love Brushing Dentistry, Dr. Sanaz Khavari can provide a dental scaffolding to help regenerate missing bone in a procedure known as bone grafting. As the existing bone grows, it will naturally replace the graft material and create a fully integrated region of new bone.
To learn more about how bone grafting can help you, please contact us today by calling 713-490-2088 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist. We help patients from throughout the Houston and Pasadena areas of Texas, as well as Baytown and Channelview.
Why Get a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is a highly effective procedure that fills in voids and defects in the jawbone. There are two essential ways in which a bone graft can positively affect the stability and health of your teeth:
- Preservation: A bone graft can help prevent or limit bone recession following a tooth extraction.
- Jaw stability: A bone graft stabilizes the jaw and helps restore its foundation for future tooth replacement procedures. Bone grafting can also correct deformities to provide additional support.
Bone Grafting After Tooth Extraction
There are a number of reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, such as injury, gum disease, abscess or tooth decay. When you have a tooth extracted, it’s important to preserve as much of the underlying jawbone as possible.
A special kind of bone, known as alveolar “ridge” bone, exists solely to support your teeth. Once your tooth is extracted, this bone begins to rapidly degenerate.
Bone grafting is an effective treatment to prevent bone degeneration and preserve the existing jawbone.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
There are a variety of bone grafting techniques and materials. Dr. Khavari will discuss the most appropriate treatment with you during your visit.
Essentially, once the tooth has been extracted, the empty socket is gently but thoroughly cleaned of all debris. A bone-like material is then inserted into the socket and capped with a suture or plug. The material will support the area’s surrounding tissue and promote the growth of new alveolar bone.
This new bone is beneficial if you choose to replace your tooth with a:
If you live in the Houston, Pasadena, Baytown or Channelview areas and are considering a tooth extraction or dental implant, please contact Love Brushing Dentistry online or at 713-490-2088 to discuss your bone grafting options with our experienced dentist, Dr. Sanaz Khavari.