Bone Grafting for Dental Implant & Bridges

Dental implants rely heavily on the foundation provided by the quality and quantity of bone in the jaw. This foundational aspect is crucial for the long-term success of implants. Individuals with insufficient bone support may find a solution in bone grafting. We are happy to offer the following services at Periodontal Associates:

Bone grafting entails the transplantation of bone tissue to augment the jawbone’s volume. Various factors, such as previous extractions, gum disease, injuries or birth defects, can lead to inadequate natural bone. The process involves several key steps:

  1. Consultation: A comprehensive assessment is conducted to determine the necessity of bone grafting. Advanced imaging techniques provide a detailed view of the existing bone structure.
  2. Type of Bone Graft: Depending on the patient’s needs, the graft material can be derived from the patient’s body, a donor, an animal source or synthetic materials.
  3. Surgery: The bone graft material is strategically placed in the area requiring additional bone. Over time, the graft facilitates the formation of a bridge, promoting new bone growth.
  4. Recovery: Following the procedure, a waiting period is essential for the grafted bone to fuse with the natural bone, establishing a robust foundation for the dental implant.

At Periodontal Associates, safety and comfort during bone grafting procedures are prioritized. State-of-the-art equipment and techniques contribute to a minimal-risk environment. The procedure boasts a high success rate, executed under stringent sterile conditions with top-quality materials. Patients can expect a pain-free experience through the administration of local anesthesia. Most individuals describe the process as painless, with any post-operative discomfort easily managed using over-the-counter pain relief.

For dental implants to succeed, secure integration with the bone is imperative, ensuring stability and functionality. Ideally, the surrounding bone should measure at least one and a half to two millimeters around the implant. Individual variations necessitate consultations with experienced professionals like Dr. Douglas Heller or Dr. Eric Beckman. The unmatched expertise of our periodontists will ensure a precise, caring and successful experience for patients. Call us at 303-755-4500 today to discuss your bone graft treatment in Aurora, Colorado.