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Can A General Dentist Do Bone Grafting?

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Can A General Dentist Do Bone Grafting?A beautiful smile involves healthy teeth, gums, and jawbone. For instance, a jawbone is vital in holding the teeth in place. Besides, you must have enough jawbone density to replace a missing tooth. In this case, when the jawbone recedes, you may need to consider bone grafting to add the volume of the bone. However, the biggest question is, can a general dentist do bone grafting?

Yes, a general dentist can perform a simple bone graft to strengthen the bone and prevent the existing teeth from shifting. In most cases, bone grafting is done by an oral surgeon or a periodontist.

Reasons You May Need Bone Grafting

After tooth extraction or tooth injury, you may require bone grafting. The jawbone will likely deteriorate if it does not have tooth support. Once the jawbone disappears, it can be challenging to restore it. In this case, the oral surgeon may suggest a bone graft to strengthen the area and prevent further bone loss.

Besides, you may need bone grafting when periodontal disease weakens the jawbone. Bone grafting restores a strong foundation for healthy teeth. Another reason you may need a bone graft is to provide good support for the dental implant.

If you are considering a dental implant to restore your smile, you must have adequate bone to support it. When the bone is too thin, the oral surgeon may need to rebuild it by adding healthy bone tissues.

Benefits of Bone Graft

Bone grafting is a surgical technique for repairing lost bones by transplanting healthy bone tissues. One benefit of bone grafts is that they provide different options for replacing a tooth. For instance, you can consider a dental implant, which can last a lifetime. Also, bone grafts build a strong foundation for dentures, even without implants, to fit more perfectly. Our surgeons can perform major and minor bone grafting to promote good oral health.

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