When A Patient Might Need Bone Graft Surgery
Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is the leading cause of bone loss around teeth. While other conditions such as facial trauma or ill-fitted dentures may also result in bone loss, periodontal disease is the most prominent reason patients might consider rebuilding the jawbone with bone grafting surgeries. Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei are here to help patients rebuild their smiles after bone loss to improve oral health and wellness. At Perio Implant Chicago, patients can learn about this and other regenerative procedures.
What is bone grafting?
Bone graft surgery is performed to replace lost bone tissue and stimulate natural bone growth to rebuild the jaw. This versatile procedure may be done to prepare the jaw bone for the placement of a dental implant in the future, which requires sufficient bone for implant placement.
What types of bone grafts are performed at Perio Implant Chicago?
- Autogenous bone graft – grafting with bone removed from the patient
- Allograft – grafting with Donated Bone
- Xenograft – grafting with bovine (cow) bone material
What are the reasons for obtaining bone grafts?
Some of the reasons why a patient might have bone grafting performed include:
- Ridge augmentation
- Sinus lift
- Dental implant placement
- Regeneration of Periodontal Defects
What can I expect from my bone grafting treatment?
The bone graft treatment is done while the patient is under local anesthetic. General anesthesia may be used if a large amount of bone needs to be grafted. The grafting material is prepared and is placed at the affected site. The process may be aided by bone tissue regeneration, tissue-stimulating proteins, or platelet-rich growth factors to ensure reliable and lasting results.
Schedule time to speak with the team at Perio Implant Chicago
Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei are committed to providing patients with solutions for their smiles. If you require bone graft surgery and want to speak to an experienced team of periodontal professionals, we welcome you to call our practice at (312) 736-7959 to request a visit. The office is located at 939 W. North Avenue, Suite #700, and is open to new and existing patients.