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Bone Grafting Specialist

Mosaic Dental

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in Sterling, VA

Whether you’re preparing for dental implants or treating advanced gum disease, bone grafting can replace lost bone tissue in your jaw. At Mosaic Dental in Sterling, Virginia, Anuradha Beri, BDS, CAGS, MSD, Zia Rizvi, DDS, and the team perform bone grafting procedures to rebuild lost bone in your jaw. They use the most advanced technology, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, to ensure every stage of your bone graft is safe, effective, and comfortable. To schedule a consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

Bone Grafting Q&A

What is bone grafting?

Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces lost bone in your jaw to stimulate new growth. A bone graft is essential if you’re undergoing a dental procedure that requires a certain amount of healthy jawbone for support.

Who needs bone grafting?

The team at Mosaic Dental often recommends bone grafting before dental implant surgery. Once implanted, small titanium posts bond to your jaw and replace your tooth roots, so they need an adequate amount of healthy jawbone.

Without enough supportive bone in your jaw, the implants can’t fully osseointegrate, or bond to the bone. This process is crucial for replacing your tooth roots because it ensures your implants stay securely in place.

You may also need a bone graft if you have a form of advanced gum disease called periodontitis. When gum disease spreads without treatment, it can eat away at your healthy bone. 

To prevent serious complications like tooth loss, the team may use bone grafting to replace your deteriorated bone.

What happens during bone grafting?

Your teeth anchor into the jaw in an area of the bone called the alveolar ridge. This ridge secures the tooth root in place to stabilize your teeth. Without this sturdy base, your mouth can’t support your teeth or dental implants.

To provide a sturdy base, the Mosaic Dental team takes a small portion of bone from the back of your jaw, your hip, or from a donor and implants it into your jawbone. 

A mesh filter covers the bone grafting material to encourage your body to regenerate new bone and tissue growth. This filter, or membrane, also prevents your gums from invading the area where you want to stimulate new bone and tissue.

What happens after bone grafting?

Depending on the size of the treatment area, your bone graft can take anywhere from three to six months to fully heal before you can return for dental implants. Most dentists recommend waiting up to a year after your bone graft to come back for implant surgery.

Bone grafting helps restore stability and comfort to your teeth and jaw. To learn more, call Mosaic Dental or schedule an appointment online today.