Bone Grafting in Friendswood, TX


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About Bone Grafting

MINT dentistry is dedicated to giving you sexy teeth. However, your teeth can only be sexy if they are also healthy. Having a strong jawbone is imperative to your teeth and gums. If your jawbone is weak from a physical trauma or missing teeth, you may need a bone graft to help your jawbone remain strong enough to hold both dental implants or removable dentures. At MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX, surgical bone grafting is usually recommended to prepare your jaw for dentures or implant placement surgery to replace weakened or missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with a member of our skilled dental team at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX to get more information about bone augmentation. MINT dentistry's board-certified dentists are skilled in bone grafting surgery to help you achieve optimal oral health.

Best Candidates for Bone Grafting

A weakened jaw can be the result of an oral condition, such as periodontal disease, or from a physical trauma to your lower face. Atrophy can also weaken the jawbone if a tooth or teeth have not been replaced with a restoration (dental implant, dentures, or a bridge). Bone augmentation surgery adds enough strength to your jaw to prepare it for dentures or an implant, but you need to understand how much healing time will be required. The grafting and implant process can take several months to complete, but you will have a restored jawbone and better overall oral health. To help us decide whether you require bone grafting, we will take digital x-rays and perform a thorough physical exam during your consultation.

What to Expect with Bone Grafting

When you arrive for your bone grafting procedure, we will ensure your total comfort by helping you settle in and then administering your predetermined method of sedation. Once your graft is prepared for placement, a member of the MINT dentistry team will attach it to your jawbone through incisions made in your gums. Proteins and collagens are added to the graft to help it integrate with the natural bone. Once the process is complete, the incisions in your gums will be closed, and to prevent infection, your mouth will be thoroughly cleaned.

Bone Grafting Treatment Aftercare

Your mouth will need about 6 – 9 months to heal as your jawbone will integrate with the new graft(s). During this time, it's important to maintain an optimal oral care routine at home with gentle brushing and flossing, plus any products your MINT dentistry team recommends (such as a prescribed mouthwash or antibiotics). We will schedule your follow-up appointments at our office so your dentist can evaluate your recovery and decide when you can move to the next step in your treatment plan. To protect your oral health for years to come, MINT dentistry recommends attending professional cleanings twice a year.

The MINT Commitment

Our skilled support staff will speak to your dental insurance company to confirm your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses before scheduling your bone grafting surgery. If it is considered necessary, a portion of your bone grafting is usually paid. In your consultation and exam with your team, we can estimate different options and discuss ways to make your care easier to afford. The MINT dentistry team is committed to helping our patients afford their routine dental care and advanced procedures. If you do not have dental insurance and cannot afford your bone grafting procedure, ask your dentist about the MINT Discount Plan.

Bone Grafting Advanced Care

Having a beautiful smile starts with optimal oral health. Strengthen your jawbone so it can support dental implants or traditional dentures with bone grafting surgery at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX. During your consultation with a board-certified doctor, you can get more information about the options in bone grafting surgery and receive a custom treatment plan designed to help improve your oral health with a stronger jawbone. Contact our office in Friendswood, TX to schedule a consultation.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.