Sometimes when a tooth is lost to periodontal disease, dental avulsion, or severe tooth decay, it also causes a depletion of bone structure. A situation like this could complicate the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant. To address this issue in advance, Village Pointe Oral Surgery’s oral surgeons may need to perform a bone graft surgery at our Omaha, Nebraska clinic.
This is a small piece of bone tissue, surgically sampled from your chin or a surgical grade cadaver. It can be inserted directly into the compromised area in a single outpatient appointment. This typically requires full sedation, so you’ll need to arrange for a ride home and someone to lend a hand while the sedative effect fully dissipates.
As time goes by, your body will naturally integrate the grafted bone tissues into the surrounding oral structure. Once this has been achieved, we can start the process of a dental implant restoration.
Your recovery time after the bone graft surgery will vary depending on your age, overall health, and quality aftercare. Tobacco use irritates gum tissues, which results in increased recovery time and heightened risk of infection.
If you live in the Omaha, Nebraska area and you’re in need of a dental restoration, you should call 402-317-5657 to set up a consultation appointment at Village Pointe Oral Surgery’s clinic.