For patients who have had missing teeth for some time with the typical resultant bone loss, Dr. Forbes is able to employ a variety of options for your bone grafting procedure.
Dental Implants rely heavily on adequate bone for support and proper function. If you have suffered bone loss in areas of tooth loss, you may still be able to receive dental implants following a bone grafting procedure. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants or bone grafting, schedule your visit with Dr. Forbes today.
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Arielle Forbes, DMD
Grafting procedures to restore your tissues to as close to their previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma.
Dr. Forbes takes a proactive stance on bone preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can either be greatly reduced or completely eliminated thanks to advances in bone graft procedures and bioengineering.
Following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material not only supports new bone growth but also has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.
We don’t think you’ll find a more convenient, precise, comfortable, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing dental implant solution anywhere else in the Odenton area.
Personalized, custom-crafted dental implants CREATED IN OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART, IN-HOUSE LAB AND MATCHED PERFECTLY TO THE REST OF YOUR SMILE
Only a few practices in the entire area manufacture implant restorations in-house.
Dr. Forbes has a team of full-time lab technicians working in a state-of-the-art, in-house lab to digitally design, scan, and mill your dental restorations quickly while ensuring ideal aesthetics and long-term success.
Dental bone grafts are used to restore deficient areas, thereby creating implant placement possibilities that would otherwise be absent.
After dental removal of teeth, the bone surrounding the missing tooth will slowly begin to resorb (i.e., shrink) resulting in a loss of both bone height and width. As bone resorbs the overlying gum tissue, you will also lose both volume and the normal anatomic form. This loss of bone and gum tissue following a tooth extraction often results in both functional and cosmetic defects, leaving an unsightly collapsed appearance.
Dr. Forbes takes a proactive stance on bone preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can either be greatly reduced or completely eliminated thanks to advances in bone graft procedures and bioengineering. Following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material not only supports new bone growth but also has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.
WHAT IS the process of Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a safe procedure and we can discuss your options in-depth with you before surgery takes place to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate type of treatment for your needs.
You’ll normally be given a local anesthetic to reduce pain while the procedure is taking place and can opt for intravenous sedation if you need it. Once the procedure is completed, you will be provided with antibiotics as well as medication for pain if required. You will be advised not to consume specific foods to avoid putting pressure on the graft.
You should be able to carry on with your day-to-day life as normal while the bone graft is healing. Once the grafted bone has fused or become a robust part of the existing bone your implants will be added.
WHO IS the typical candidate for Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is ideal for anyone wishing to add implants to their mouths but doesn’t currently have enough bone for them to be installed safely or securely.
HOW DO I get started?
Start with a Free Consultation with Dr. Forbes. At this consultation, the doctor will create a customized treatment plan just for you. You’ll learn exactly how much the procedure will cost without having to worry about any surprise fees. And remember: a free consultation is a conversation. It’s not a commitment. You have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.