Bone grafting is utilized to add volume, strength, and durability to a patient’s jawbone in order to counteract the effects of bone degeneration. Many patients who have lost significant jawbone density will need to undergo bone grafting before receiving dental treatments such as dental implants or full mouth reconstruction. Read further to find out more about the bone grafting procedure at Harmony Dental Care and why it is sometimes necessary.
WHAT IS BONE GRAFTING?
Bone grafting in the dental world is the act of adding more volume and density to the jawbone in order to aid in dental procedures or to simply restore oral structures. Some patients will need bone grafting in order for them to successfully receive certain treatments and procedures that require a certain amount of jawbone density to achieve optimal results, such as dental implants.
Bone grafting is often necessary if a person has experienced severe bone degeneration. This condition is typically caused when a person loses a tooth or has had a tooth extracted. Because the area where the missing tooth left a gap is not producing any stimulation to the jawbone, new bone regeneration cannot occur. Instead, bone degeneration may be found and can cause the shrinking of bones in the tooth socket and surrounding jawbone. This will likely cause further issues within the mouth and prevent patients from being eligible for certain oral treatments.
HOW MUCH DOES BONE GRAFTING COST?
The cost of bone grafting will differ for each patient. Bone grafting is required for patients who have low jawbone density, and each person will likely have different needs. Bone grafting typically is combined with another dental procedure as well. Our team will be able to provide a total cost estimate of bone grafting and your potential other procedure at the time of your initial consultation.
If you want to know more about bone grafting or another procedure that we offer at Harmony Dental Care, contact our practice today!