Dental Bone Grafting Houston, Texas 77070
People can lose teeth with age, either due to decay or to periodontal disease. However, if the space from where the tooth has been removed is left unattended, it can affect the jaw bone. It also forces the remaining teeth to move from their position, changing the facial structure. It makes the bone weak and of a low quality, which then starts breaking. In such a case, the patient cannot be a candidate for a dental implant. But with Vintage Oral Surgery, in Houston, TX 77070, you can have your lost bone back with our Bone Grafting procedure.
We have the ability to grow your bone again at the place where it is needed for the implant. Along with making the bone ready for a surgical procedure, it also helps to restore your facial appearance.
Dental Bone Grafting Procedure
Bone grafting is the main procedure to restore your jaw bone for installing an implant. Our oral surgeon can use your own bone or donor bone. There are other sources to obtain the bone as well that can be discussed with your surgeon at the time of your consultation. Our experts also use special membranes that protect the bone graft and help the bone to regrow known as guided bone regeneration.
Mainly two types of bone grafting are there; minor and major. Major grafts repair the defects of the jaw, which might occur due to injury, surgery, or congenital defects. If you have a large defect, our surgeons will repair it with your own bone. This type of bone grafting will need you to stay in the hospital as the surgeons perform it in the operating room.
Types of Bone Grafting
Autogenous Bone Graft
The surgeon uses your own bones to perform this. They get them from chin, your jaw, skull, bone of the lower leg, or even hip. As the surgeon uses your own living bone for bone grafting, this helps to regrow the bone faster. Your body also does not reject the bone used for bone grafting as it is your own.
The only disadvantage of this procedure is, the surgeons take a bone from another part of your body, which takes another procedure.
It is a non-living bone taken from any other species. Mostly it comes from a cow. Before using the bone, the specialists process it at an extremely high temperature to avoid the body from rejecting the bone. This bone also acts as a framework for the surrounding bone to grow.
The advantage of Allogenic and Xenogenic Bone is that it saves the person from the second procedure.