You may experience some bone loss
around your teeth because of a progressive disease, any type of infection in
the mouth, or trauma to the mouth or jaw. Bone loss can limit our ability to
restore your smile with dental implants or even implant supported dentures.
However, Dr. Chris Hutton can perform a bone
grafting procedure in Racine, WI to replace lost bone. A bone graft can restore
facial contours and help you maintain a beautiful smile.
Learn More About Bone Loss
When there is no longer a tooth in place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing tooth starts to deteriorate. If a significant amount of bone loss occurs, there may not be enough bone available to support dental implants. You would need a bone graft to restore the missing bone.
Autogenous - Bone is taken from the patient’s body, usually the chin, and transplanted to the area of the mouth with significant bone loss. The bone is live and has active cellular material which bonds easily with existing bone.
Allografts - The grafted bone tissue for this procedure comes from a bone bank and is carefully screened for safety before placement.
Xenografts – This bone is derived from a nonhuman source such as bovine, or cow. Xenografts are often a preferred bone grafting method when you need extra bone for a dental implant procedure.
The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia. In addition, we may place a mixture of bone marrow and grafting material around the area to ensure optimal healing. All incisions are closed with stitches, and there may be a need to take antibiotics and pain medication after treatment.
If you have missing teeth and think you may be a good candidate for dental implants in Racine, WI, Dr. Hutton can provide an evaluation and discuss your options. Schedule your consultation in Racine, WI today!