Severe gum disease can cause loss of bone around the teeth and a general weakening of the bone structure in the jaw, eventually leading to tooth loss and decreased oral function. Bone grafting treatments help restore the jawline, provide support for dental implants, and can prevent further tooth loss.
Dental bone grafts are typically performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation so you can completely relax during the procedure.
Depending on the location of the graft, how much bone needs to be grafted, and if other necessary procedures are required before the bone graft, bone grafting typically takes between 20 - 90 minutes. Call our office for additional information or questions.