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Have you considered bone grafting to improve the strength of your jaw? If so, you are in the right place! Bone grafting is a standard procedure that can offer you aid if you have lost bone mass in your jaw and need the strength in your jaw support.

Our oral surgeons, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, and Drew Havard, are happy to help you with your bone grafting needs. Furthermore, our team at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, is here to explain to you the basics on bone grafting, so you can understand the procedure and if it’s right for you.

The leading cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease. Gum disease can threaten the life of your teeth but can also damage your gums and cause your jawbone to deteriorate. To restore your oral health, a dental implant may be needed to restore one or more teeth such as implant supported dentures. However, to place a dental implant, you must have sufficient jaw strength because the implant fuses to your bone for support. That is why a bone graft is often recommended and needed in order to restore your oral health and have a dental implant.

During the bone graft procedure, the surgeon will either take a section of bone from another area in your body or oftentimes, a particular bone grafting material will be used and grafted into your jaw. As with any procedure, a healing period will be required to make sure your graft holds and becomes strong enough. Luckily, your specialist will be with you for every step of the process. When successful, the result includes restored jaw support and restored teeth that can look and function as natural teeth do.

As you can see, bone grafting has many benefits and can be helpful in many ways. If you have questions about the procedure and would like to talk to a professional about it, please call us at 972-594-7414 today. Our team is happy to help you in any way we can.