Bone grafting is a procedure usually required when there is diminished jaw bone density. Often the diminished jaw bone density is due to having lost one or more teeth. In most cases, your jaw bone density begins to deteriorate immediately. Your natural teeth stimulate the jaw bone; without the stimulation, deterioration occurs. In some cases the remaining jaw bone density may not be sufficient enough to place dental implants. Dr. TJ Miller II may recommend a bone grafting procedure, which can increase the dental implant cost in Worthington, OH.
There are three types of bone grafting procedures with similar effects but different processes. Dr. TJ Miller II can explain your options. All the procedures have the same goal: to replace or augment missing bone to increase your jaw bone density.
Autogenous grafts have the lowest likelihood of being rejected or causing infection. This type of procedure takes bone from a non-essential area in the patient, like the chin area. The bone is then transplanted where it is needed to increase the jaw bone density. Another benefit to this procedure is the bone still has active cellular material.
Allograft procedures are similar in that they use human bone to restore jaw bone density, but they do not use bone from the patient. The bone usually comes from cadavers who have donated their bone to bone-banks. All material used for this procedure has been carefully screened and is very safe.
Xenografts increase jaw bone density using bone from a non-human source. The source is usually bovine, or cow. The benefit to an allograft or xenograft is that they do not require a second surgical site on the patient.
Dr. TJ Miller II will use a local anesthesia then make an incision to determine how much bone is needed to restore your jaw bone density.
The new bone, in any bone grafting procedure, will be anchored into place with small titanium screws. Dr. TJ Miller II may use a mixture of bone marrow and/or bone-grafting material to help speed the healing process before sealing the incision with stitches.
Dental implants are placed after your mouth has healed completely, usually in six to nine months.
Call for a consultation today to assess your bone grafting and dental implant cost in Worthington, OH.