Dental implants are often the best option for patients who want to replace their missing teeth. Due to their permanency, dental implants provide long-lasting functional and aesthetic benefits. Sometimes, when teeth having been missing for some time, the bone in the jaw is not strong enough to support implants. If this is the case, a bone graft in Jacksonville Beach, FL restores the proper density and volume to the bone.  Even if you have lost many teeth and it has affected the quality of bone in your jaw, you can qualify for implants with our bone graft techniques.

 

What Is a Bone Graft?

A bone graft procedure involves putting bone material in areas of the jaw that need density and volume restored. In the past, this bone was taken from another part of the jaw or a different bone in the patient’s body. Today, our periodontist uses donor bone material, eliminating the need for a second surgical site. This material is only made up of the mineral content of the bone and will integrate with the existing jaw bone during healing.

 

How Comfortable Is the Procedure?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure, so we use topical anesthetic to numb the treatment site. Like any surgery, you will need time to recover, but the procedure itself will be comfortable.

 

What Is the Recovery Time?

It takes about two weeks for the surgical site to heal after a bone graft, though you can return to normal (non strenuous) activates after 2-3 days. Though the bone will be healing and fusing over the course of the next 4-6 months, you won’t need to limit any activities for that long. At the end of this time, you will most likely be qualified for dental implants!

 

Next Steps

If you have lost one or more teeth and have bone loss, you may need a bone graft in Jacksonville Beach, FL before you can get dental implants. Schedule your appointment today with our skilled periodontist!