At Midtown Dental Services, one of the many services we offer is bone grafting, a procedure that can help restore lost or damaged bone tissue in the jaw. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Mark Jacobson, is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest level of care during your bone grafting procedure in New York City, New York. We invite you to call us at 212-697-3946 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting in dentistry is a specialized surgical procedure essential for addressing issues related to bone loss, structural deficiencies and tooth implantation. It is a fundamental technique used to regenerate and reconstruct bone tissue in the oral and maxillofacial region, enabling the successful placement of dental implants and improving overall oral health.
Bone grafting is particularly critical when patients have inadequate bone volume due to factors like tooth extraction, periodontal disease, trauma or congenital defects. It provides a solid foundation for implant-supported restorations and helps restore lost bone structure.
The Bone Grafting Procedure
Bone grafting involves the transplantation or insertion of bone material from various sources to the area requiring bone augmentation. Here is an outline of the steps involved in dental bone grafting:
- Initial Assessment: Prior to the procedure, a comprehensive assessment of your dental and medical history is conducted. Dental imaging, such as X-rays or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, helps determine the extent of bone loss and the choice of graft material.
- Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Sedation may also be considered based on your preferences and on the complexity of the graft.
- Graft Material Selection: Our dentist will decide on the appropriate graft material, which may include autografts (from the patient’s own body), allografts (donor bone), xenografts (animal-derived) or alloplastic materials (synthetic).
- Graft Placement: The selected graft material is carefully placed at the site of bone deficiency. This can be done using various techniques, such as socket preservation, sinus lifts or ridge augmentation.
- Closure: The surgical site is meticulously closed with sutures or other appropriate closure methods to promote proper healing.
- Recovery and Integration: We will provide you with detailed postoperative care instructions. As the graft integrates with the existing bone over time, it becomes a stable foundation for dental implant placement.
Schedule An Appointment
Contact us today for more information about bone grafting and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobson.