If you have a missing tooth or teeth, your jawbone deteriorates, a bone graft in Medina, OH is a way to preserve that bone for tooth replacement, including dental implants. It also provides a more solid or smooth foundation for a partial denture or a dental bridge.
A dental implant is a thin post of titanium that replaces a lost tooth root. After your dentist implants the post, it takes a few months for the implant to bond with the bone. Then it is time for your replacement tooth.
A partial denture is an arch with restoration teeth strategically placed to fill in smile gaps.
A dental bridge is a bridge of restoring teeth anchored to healthy adjacent teeth with tooth crowns.
Your dentist in Medina may use cadaver bone, animal bone, or artificial bone to complete treatment.
Following your bone graft, this artificial bone bonds with your natural bone over a period of months until it is part of your jawbone. For a day or two following bone graft placement, you may have some swelling, soreness, or bruising, but this does not last long.
If you have a missing tooth, or if you have been told that you have insufficient bone for a dental implant, give us a call!