Bone Graft Arlington VA
Bone may seem like a hard, rigid substance to most people, but the fact is that bone structure can change over time. Bones often get brittle as we age, but in the field of dentistry, bone loss can occur in other ways. One common way if through periodontal disease. When periodontal disease becomes more advanced, it can lead to bone loss, which can ultimately lead to the loss of teeth and a misshaped jaw. Bone loss can cause your facial features to sag, which can make you look older.
To restore your jawbone’s natural density and strength, Dr. Joseph Devylder can perform a bone graft in Arlington, Virginia. After evaluating your oral health, our dentist can help you know if a bone graft is the right procedure for you. We welcome you to call Arlington Dental Excellence at 703-912-0318 if you would like to learn more. Dr. Joseph Devylder is a leading pioneer in bone graft surgery. He has been restoring bone and smiles for over 40 years.
When is Bone Graft Needed?
Bone grafts can help with cases of severe periodontal disease. If your teeth have become loose, a bone graft can help save them from extraction. Bone grafts can regenerate the bone surrounding the teeth to provide extra support. A bone graft is needed when your bone is insufficient or too low to hold dental implants. When teeth are lost, the surrounding bone melts away and weakens. An implant is only as successful as the supporting bone. Therefore, a bone graft may be needed to generate sufficient bone volume. Bone grafts are also used in tooth extractions. It is common for a dentist to place bone grafting material into the socket after extracting a tooth. This allows a person to easily get a dental implant down the road if they so desire.
Bone Grafting Process
Bone grafting may seem like a major surgery, but it is actually a minor surgical procedure normally done in a dental office. In fact, only local anesthesia is required. The dentist makes an incision in your gum to access the underlying bone. A grafting material made of processed bone materials is then added. This material helps your body deposit new bone cells and build new bone. It may come from your own body or from an animal or other human. In some cases, it can even be synthetic. It may come in putty, gel, granule or powder form. In any case, it will likely be covered by a collagen membrane to help repair bone quickly.
Contact Us Today
In our practice we truly believe that with the right expertise and skill set there is never a job too hard for our dentists, and we ensure you that we will change your life if you place your trust in us. If you are suffering from bone loss, we can help restore the strength of your jaw so you can eat and speak normally and regain self-confidence. Schedule a consultation today. Call our office at 703-525-0157.