Jaw Bone Regeneration in Wayne, NJ

At Fine Dental Care in Wayne, NJ, we perform jaw bone regeneration for patients who have experienced bone loss around existing teeth or in areas where teeth have been removed. This advanced treatment helps maintain the structural integrity of your jaw and ensures the health of your teeth and gums. We’re here to support your dental health and keep your smile strong and beautiful.

Purpose of Jaw Bone Regeneration

Jaw bone regeneration addresses bone loss that can occur due to periodontal disease, trauma, or tooth extraction. Loss of bone in the jaw can lead to unstable teeth and changes in facial structure. It can also create pockets that harbor harmful bacteria. These bacteria can further degrade bone and tissue, worsening the problem.

The Procedure Explained

Jaw Bone Regeneration in Wayne, NJ | Dr. Fine | Fine Dental CareThe process begins with a comprehensive evaluation, including X-rays or CBCT scans, to assess the extent of bone loss and determine the specific areas that need regeneration. This assessment helps in planning the procedure and selecting the appropriate grafting material. On the day of your procedure, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Preparation of the site: We will numb the area targeted for bone regeneration using local anesthesia. Sedation options are also available for patients with dental anxiety or those undergoing extensive reconstruction. We will then carefully expose the treatment area by making an incision in the gum tissue.
  2. Cleaning the site: Once the bone is exposed, we will thoroughly clean any signs of infection or debris to prepare a clean base for the graft. This step is crucial to avoid complications and ensure the best possible outcomes from the grafting.
  3. Grafting material placement: We then place the selected bone grafting material into the site. This material could be autograft (taken from the patient’s own body), allograft (donor bone), xenograft (animal bone), or synthetic substitutes. The choice depends on your specific needs and the surgeon’s preference. This material serves as a scaffold that promotes the regeneration of new bone.
  4. Application of growth factors: In some cases, we may apply biologically active proteins and growth factors that stimulate bone and tissue regeneration. These enhance healing and promote bone growth.
  5. Securing the graft: A membrane may be placed over the graft to protect it and prevent soft tissue growth into the bone graft area. Finally, we will suture the site to allow the area to heal undisturbed.

Healing and Recovery

Healing and recovery from a jaw bone regeneration procedure vary by individual but generally involve several months of careful monitoring. During this period, you may experience mild to moderate swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Adhering to a soft diet, avoiding strenuous activities, and maintaining rigorous oral hygiene are crucial to ensure optimal healing.

The regenerative materials work over time to rebuild bone and tissue, integrating with your natural oral structures. This process restores the jaw’s functionality and aesthetic appearance, prevents further dental issues, and improves overall oral health.

Regular follow-up visits at Fine Dental Care help us assess the integration of the bone graft and plan any subsequent treatments.

Benefits of Jaw Bone Regeneration

Jaw bone regeneration offers several benefits beyond merely filling in where the bone has been lost. By restoring the jawbone’s integrity, this procedure helps to stabilize existing teeth, which can prevent further dental complications. Additionally, it provides the necessary support for dental implants, improving their success rate and longevity.

Restoring the jawbone also helps maintain the face’s natural shape, preventing the sunken appearance that often accompanies significant bone loss. This can greatly improve your chewing function and speaking ability and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you’re concerned about bone loss or have had teeth extracted and want to preserve your dental health, contact Fine Dental Care. Our team is experienced in performing jaw bone regeneration procedures with precision and care. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you maintain a healthy, strong jawbone and improve your long-term oral health.