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Bone Grafting: What You Need to Know

You may be wondering what exactly bone grafting is and what it has to do with dental implants. Farber Center offers bone grafting as one of its many services. It is a key method to restore your smile through regeneration.

Bone grafting is part of treatment for tooth loss

Farber Center periodontist Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis breaks down the procedure and what you need to know about it:

When Do I Need This Procedure?

The best time to perform the bone grafting procedure in the extraction socket is when you lose a tooth. The extraction socket, the location of tooth removal, shrinks by 40% within the first six months.

By grafting bone, we are able to create a stable blood clot in the socket to preserve the majority of the bone volume.

What’s the Next Step?

The ultimate treatment for a removed tooth is a dental implant. Creating proper height and width of bone volume allows the dental implant procedure to be much simpler and more predictable. 

What is “Site Development”?

“Site development” is the method of preserving the socket of the area of extraction. The best opportunity that we have to regenerate bone lost from an infection while we are taking the tooth out. This avoids a second visit and undergoing an additional recovery period.

How Will I Feel After the Procedure?

There is minimal discomfort and the patient’s medication is the same as if the bone grafting was not done at that same time.

As always, if you have any questions about this procedure or any others please contact us via our contact page at FarberCenter.com

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