After tooth removal, your jaw will naturally begin the healing process. Bone and gum tissue will regrow, adapting to the space where your tooth once was. However, this isn’t necessarily to your advantage. Because there is no longer a tooth, your jaw will consolidate its bone tissue—healing itself in a way that results in a sunken appearance. Less bone reduces the odds of a good dental implant.
Bonegraft surgery allows your surgeon to build up the bone of your jaw, providing better support for a dental implant in the future. Our oral surgeon can provide bonegrafting both immediately after a tooth extraction and well after an extraction has occurred. Bonegrafting is a safe and effective way to ensure your jaw has enough healthy bone to support your teeth and implants.
There are a few different ways to accomplish oral bonegrafts. The quickest way is through socket preservation, which occurs directly after a tooth removal procedure. If you’re hoping to get an implant to replace your missing tooth, Dr. Soheyla can inject the extraction hole with a bio-scaffold—essentially a biodegradable substance that encourages bone growth. This prevents your jaw from thinning and consolidating, preserving the right amount of bone required for an implant.
If it’s already been a few months since your extraction and you’ve already experienced bone loss, that’s okay. Dr. Soheyla can also provide a bonegraft directly into the missing bone area with either a bone block or a powder-like bone filler. In either case, the 4-month healing process results in a fuller and stronger jaw bone, facilitating a more successful dental implant.
Dr. Soheyla Marzvaan is the premier dentist in the region and among the top 2% of dentists in the nation. She has been named America’s Top Dentist by the Consumer Research Council of America and has been certified in a number of cutting-edge dental procedures. In addition to her license to practice dentistry, she has pursued elite-level training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Her training includes cosmetic dentistry, instant orthodontics, and neuromuscular dentistry.
If you have a condition that requires bonegraft treatment, it’s time to pick the right surgeon. Choose a specialist with years of experience and industry-leading training—contact Dr. Soheyla today.