About Bone Grafting
MINT dentistry is committed to giving you a beautiful smile. However, your smile is only beautiful if it's also healthy. The strength of your jawbone is imperative to the health of your mouth. If your jawbone is weak from missing teeth or physical trauma, a bone graft can help strengthen your jaw so it can hold dental implants or removable dentures. At MINT dentistry in Plano, TX, surgical bone grafting is often recommended to prepare your jaw for dentures or dental implants to replace weakened or missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified dental professional at our upscale dental office in Plano, TX to learn more about bone grafting. Our board-certified doctors are skilled in performing oral surgery to help you keep your sexy teeth.
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A weakened jaw can be the result of certain oral conditions, like gum disease, or following a physical trauma to your face. Atrophy can also weaken the jawbone if a tooth is missing for a length of time without replacement by a restoration like dentures, a bridge, or an implant. Bone grafting surgery gives your jaw the necessary strength to prepare you for dentures or a dental implant, but it's important to understand that the process will take time. Some procedures can take months to complete, but you will have a stronger jaw that will support your dental implant or dentures for better oral health. To determine whether you need bone grafting surgery, one of our skilled dentists will obtain digital x-rays and perform a comprehensive examination during your initial consultation.
What to Expect
When you arrive for your procedure, we will ensure your total comfort by helping you settle in and then administering the sedation method discussed during your consultation. After the graft is prepared for placement, the oral surgeon will attach it to your jawbone through incisions made in your gums. Proteins and collagens are added to the graft to speed integration. Once the process is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions in your gums and clean your mouth to reduce the risk of an infection or other complications.
As your mouth heals over the next 6 – 9 months, the graft will bond with your jawbone. During this time, it's important to maintain a good home oral care routine with daily flossing and brushing along with any products your MINT dentistry team recommends (for example, antibiotics or special mouthwashes). You need to attend follow-up appointments at MINT dentistry so we can monitor your recovery and determine when you can move to the next step in your treatment plan. To keep your mouth healthy after grafting, we recommend scheduling professional cleanings twice a year.
The MINT Commitment
We will reach out to your dental insurance company to confirm your benefits and remaining bill prior to scheduling your bone grafting surgery. If it is deemed medically necessary, part of the expenses of bone grafting are usually covered. During your initial consultation with the MINT dentistry team, we will give you cost estimates and discuss ways to make your care easier to afford. We are committed to helping our patients afford their dental procedures. If you do not have insurance and cannot afford your oral surgery, ask a member of our team about the MINT Discount Plan.
A sexy smile begins with a healthy mouth. Strengthen your jawbone so it can support dentures or dental implants with bone grafting at MINT dentistry in Plano, TX. During your initial consultation with a board-certified doctor, you can learn about bone grafting surgery and receive a personalized treatment plan that will help strengthen your jaw and optimize your oral health. Contact our office in Plano, TX to schedule your appointment.