Jaw Bone Grafting in Wayne, NJ

At Fine Dental Care, we offer advanced jaw bone grafting procedures to help restore and strengthen your jawbone. This essential service is perfect for patients looking to address bone deficiencies, whether due to congenital conditions, trauma, tumor removal, or tooth loss. Our goal is to enhance your jaw’s structural integrity, ensuring a strong foundation for a healthy, beautiful smile!

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a specialized reconstructive surgery that facilitates bone regeneration, helping increase the jawbone’s volume and density. This procedure is vital for patients who lack the bone structure necessary for the successful placement of dental implants.

Common Reasons for Jaw Bone Grafting

  • Birth anomalies: Some patients have bone deficiencies present from birth that require correction.
  • Trauma: Accidents can cause significant damage to the jawbone that may need surgical intervention.
  • Tumor removal: Surgical removal of a tumor may lead to a loss of bone that needs to be reconstructed.
  • Tooth loss: Following tooth extraction, the jawbone in the area can deteriorate unless proactive steps are taken. Immediately after tooth removal, we can perform a ridge preservation procedure, which adds bone graft material to the empty socket.

Types of Bone Grafting

In our office, we perform bone grafting and sinus lifts.

Minor Bone Grafting

Jaw Bone Grafting in Wayne, NJ | Dr. Bruce Fine | Fine Dental CareThis is most commonly performed to prepare for dental implants. It involves enhancing the bone structure in the upper or lower jaw to support the implants. When you lose a tooth, the bone around the missing tooth will typically deteriorate over time. If you have had a tooth missing for quite some time, the bone has likely resorbed. As a result, you may not be a candidate for implants without bone grafting.

Bone grafting addresses this issue by augmenting the existing bone, creating a solid foundation for future dental implants.

However, if you opt for mini dental implants, you may not need a bone graft at all. At your free dental implant consultation, we will discuss your eligibility for narrow-diameter implants, a more efficient and less invasive alternative to conventional implants.

Major Bone Grafting

This procedure is generally more complex and is used to correct more significant defects. For extensive grafting, the bone may be sourced from other parts of your body, such as the skull or hip. These grafts are necessary for larger reconstructions, such as those needed after serious injuries or congenital deformities.

The Procedure

We can perform the bone grafting procedure right in our office. The bone used for grafting may come from your own body (autograft), a donor (allograft), or synthetic materials. The choice of material depends on the extent of the repair and your specific needs.

We will begin the procedure by administering anesthesia to ensure your comfort. We will then strategically place the graft material in areas of the jaw where the bone is deficient. The site is then secured, often with a membrane, to promote optimal healing and integration of the graft with the existing bone. Over time, the graft material helps to regenerate lost bone, providing a sturdy foundation for future dental restorations like implants.

Following the graft, the jawbone takes 4 to 6 months to heal, though individual healing times can vary. A conventional dental implant can only be placed after the bone has fully recovered.

Recovery and Outcomes

You might experience some discomfort post-surgery, which you can alleviate with medications. As the graft heals, it forms a strong foundation for necessary prosthetics, such as dental implants. This process not only enhances oral functionality but also significantly improves aesthetic outcomes.

Strengthen Your Jawbone at Fine Dental Care

At Fine Dental Care, we use the latest techniques and materials in jaw bone grafting to ensure optimal results for our patients. With our experienced team, patients can expect comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs.

If you are considering dental implants or need jawbone reconstruction, contact Fine Dental Care to schedule a visit. Discover how our expert bone grafting solutions can help restore functionality and confidence in your smile.