Bone Grafting in New York City, NY
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What is bone grafting?
The strength of your jawbone is very important to your overall oral health. With a weakened jawbone from physical trauma or missing teeth, you may need a bone graft so the jaw can securely hold dental implants and your natural teeth. A bone graft helps to strengthen and rebuild your jawbone until it's dense enough to hold an implant. At 286 Madison Dental, osseous surgery is offered to prepare your mouth before implant surgery to replace missing or weak teeth. Plan a consultation with our team at our office in New York, NY to get more information on surgical bone grafts.
Who is an ideal candidate for bone grafting?
Your jawbone may be weak if you have some oral conditions, like gum disease, or if you experienced physical trauma to your face. Atrophy in the jawbone can happen if you were missing a tooth (or teeth) and it was either untreated or replaced with a removable or cemented restoration instead of a dental implant. A bone graft rebuilds the jaw so it can support a dental implant; however, you will have to be patient with the process. Bone grafting can need months to heal, but you'll get a stronger, healthier jawbone that can support dental implants and your natural teeth for better oral health.
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Dr. Shmuely is an excellent dentist, proficient in CAD and makes excellent crowns. I've been seeing him for decades, and my late husband was also his patient, as is our son. Dental hygienist Daniella has a gentle touch and accommodates my dislike of the Kelvitron by doing a manual cleaning.Dr. Kaufman did a great job on flap surgery, removing infection and doing extensive bone grafts, so that my implant could be saved. I appreciate the consideration in his having Mozart playing already when I walked into the room for surgery (I used to bring my own to calm me), and the follow up call. The aftermath was mostly painless, and I'm able to eat normally.
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What should you expect the day of a bone grafting surgery?
The process of bone grafting surgery at our New York City office will vary based on the source of the graft and the amount of grafting being done. You may have bone removed from one area of your body, such as the chin, hip, or lower leg, called an autograft. Our dental team may perform a graft in our office using local anesthesia and sedation or at a surgical facility using general anesthesia. Other graft options include an allograft that uses bone harvested from another human. A xenograft bone graft is taken from an animal, generally a cow. An alloplast is a synthetic bone graft. Our team will explain your graft options during your consultation and help you select the best method.
Once the selected graft is ready, our team will prepare the needed areas and place an incision in the gum tissue to reach the bone. The prepared graft will be attached to your bone along with proteins and collagen that stimulate growth in the graft. The gums will be stitched closed, and the mouth will be cleaned.
What is recovery like after bone grafting?
Over the following six or more months, the graft will heal and bond with your jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. Within this time, it's important to have a good home oral care routine with brushing and flossing along with any products recommended by our team. We may prescribe antibiotics or pain medication for inflammation or discomfort after your graft. You may have follow-up appointments at 286 Madison Dental for progress checks and to decide when you are ready for a dental implant.
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Does insurance cover bone grafting?
Our office can talk to your dental insurance to understand your coverage and out-of-pocket cost. However, if bone grafting is deemed medically necessary, part of the costs for the surgery are usually paid. During your consultation with our NYC team, we can estimate your costs with or without dental insurance and discuss payment options, including medical financing.
Restore your jaw and oral health
Help rebuild your jaw so it can hold both dental implants and your natural teeth with bone grafting at 286 Madison Dental. During your consultation with our team, you can get more information about your options and a unique treatment plan that leads to a healthier jaw. Contact us in New York, NY to schedule your appointment.